rigor mortis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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rigor mortisnoun [U]

uk   /ˌrɪɡ.əˈmɔː.tɪs/  us   /-ɚˈmɔːr.t̬ɪs/ specialized
the ​stiffness of the joints (= ​places where two ​bones are ​connected) and ​muscles of a ​deadbody: Rigor mortis usually sets in between two and four ​hours after ​death.
(Definition of rigor mortis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rigor mortis”
in Chinese (Simplified) 尸僵, 死后强直…
in Chinese (Traditional) 屍僵, 死後強直…
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