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emprosthotonos

 [em″pros-thot´o-nos]
tetanic forward flexure of the body.
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em·pros·thot·o·nos

(em'pros-thot'ŏ-nŭs),
A tetanic contraction of the flexor muscles, curving the back with concavity forward.
[G. emprosthen, forward, + tonos, tension]
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em·pros·thot·o·nos

, emprosthotonus (em'pros-thot'ŏ-nos, -nŭs)
A tetanic contraction of the flexor muscles, curving the back with concavity forward.
[G. emprosthen, forward, + tonos, tension]
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