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habit spasm

habit spasm in Medicine

habit spasm n.
See tic.

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  • He was a nervous child with a habit spasm, the son of a highly neurotic father and an overanxious mother.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • A child who has developed a habit spasm of one sort or another will readily serve as a model to other children.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • Where undue timidity, phobia, or habit spasm is Page 187 present, the question is more difficult to decide.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron

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