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haemifacial spasmnoun [C]

UK specialized (US hemifacial spasm) uk   /hiː.mɪˌfeɪ.ʃəl ˈspæz.əm/  us   /ˈhiː.məˌfeɪ.ʃəl ˈspæz.əm/
a ​spasm (= ​occasion when a ​musclesuddenlybecomestighter)affecting one ​side of the ​face: Haemifacial ​spasms are ​caused by a ​bloodvesselpressing on one of the ​nerves coming from the ​brain.
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