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Meaning & Definition of Tetanus in English

English

Tetanus

/tɛtənəs/

noun

1. An acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds

  • Spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
    synonym:
  • tetanus
  • ,
  • lockjaw

2. A sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses

    synonym:
  • tetanus