tetanus Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tetanus" in British English

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tetanusnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtet.ən.əs/ (old-fashioned informal lockjaw)
a ​seriousdiseasecaused by ​bacteriaentering the ​humanbody through ​smallcuts, ​causing the ​muscles, ​especially around the ​mouth, to ​becometight and ​stopworking
(Definition of tetanus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tetanusnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtet·ən·əs/
an ​infectiousdisease that ​causes the ​muscles esp. around the ​mouth to ​becomestiff
(Definition of tetanus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tetanus”
in Spanish tétano…
in Vietnamese bệnh uốn ván…
in Malaysian kancing gigi…
in Thai โรคบาดทะยัก…
in French tétanos…
in German der Tetanus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 破伤风…
in Turkish tetanoz…
in Russian столбняк…
in Indonesian tetanus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 破傷風…
in Polish tężec…
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