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“tetanus” in British English

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tetanusnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtet.ən.əs/ us /ˈtet.ən.əs/ old-fashioned informal lockjaw

(Definition of “tetanus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tetanus” in American English

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tetanusnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtet·ən·əs/

an infectious disease that causes the muscles esp. around the mouth to become stiff

(Definition of “tetanus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)