Definitions for contracturekənˈtræk tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•trac•turekənˈtræk tʃər(n.)

  1. an abnormal persistent flexing of a muscle or tendon at a joint, usu. caused by a shortening or scarring of tissue.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of contracture:

1650–60; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. contracture(noun)

    an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle


  1. contracture(Noun)

    An abnormal, sometimes permanent, contraction of a muscle; a deformity so caused

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contracture(noun)

    a state of permanent rigidity or contraction of the muscles, generally of the flexor muscles

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Contracture

    Prolonged shortening of the muscle or other soft tissue around a joint, preventing movement of the joint.


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