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risus caninus
medical dictionary

The semblance of a grin caused by facial spasm especially in tetanus.

Synonyms: canine spasm, cynic spasm, risus sardonicus, sardonic grin, spasmus caninus, trismus sardonicus.

Origin: L. Risus, laugh + caninus, doglike

(05 Mar 2000)

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