Canine spasm

Canine spasm --> risus caninus

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

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

Origin: L. Risus, laugh _ caninus, doglike

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