torticollis


torticollis

noun Pathology.

  1. a condition in which the neck is twisted and the head inclined to one side, caused by spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the neck.

noun

  1. pathol an abnormal position of the head, usually with the neck bent to one side, caused congenitally by contracture of muscles, muscular spasm, etc
n.

1811, Modern Latin, from Latin tortus “crooked, twisted” (see tortuous) + collum “neck” (see collar (n.)).

n.

  1. A contracted state of the neck muscles producing an unnatural position of the head.wryneck

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