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Etymology: Gk, chronos, time, tetanos, convulsive tension
1 a form of tetanus with a delayed onset, slow progression of the disease, and milder than usual symptoms.
2 a reactivated tetanus infection in a healed wound.
1. A latent infection in a healed wound, reactivated on opening the wound.
2. A form of tetanus in which the onset and progress of the disease are slower and more prolonged and the symptoms are less severe.
See also: tetanus