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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 muscle suddenly becomes tighter) affecting one side of the face: Haemifacial spasms are caused by a blood vessel pressing on one of the nerves coming from the brain.
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