Pronunciation: (tu-tan'ik), [key]
1. Pathol.pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by tetanus.
2. Med.noting a medicine or poison that can cause tetanic spasms of the muscles. Cf. tetany. Also,te•tan'i•cal.
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