Entasia
Entasia En*ta"si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See {Entasis}.] (Med.) Tonic spasm; -- applied generically to denote any disease characterized by tonic spasms, as tetanus, trismus, etc. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Entasis — En ta*sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a stretching; fr. ?; ? in + ? to extend.] 1. (Arch.) A slight convex swelling of the shaft of a column. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Same as {Entasia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • en|ta|sia — «ehn TAY zhuh, zhee uh», noun. a constrictive spasm, such as in a cramp or in lockjaw. ╂[< New Latin entasia < Greek éntasis; see etym. under entasis (Cf. ↑entasis)] …   Useful english dictionary

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