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tetanus/ˈtɛtnəs/noun
tetanus
/ˈtɛtnəs/
noun
Learner's definition of TETANUS  
[noncount]medical
: a dangerous disease that is caused by bacteria that usually enter the body through a cut or wound
◊ Tetanus causes muscles and especially muscles in the jaw to become stiff.
— called also "informal"lockjaw
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