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tetanic te·tan·ic (tě-tān'ĭk)

  1. Of or causing tetanus or tetany.

  2. Marked by sustained muscular contractions.

An agent that in poisonous doses produces tonic muscular spasm.
te·tan'i·cal·ly adv.
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