Meaning of contracture

con•trac•ture

Pronunciation: (kun-trak'chur), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a shortening or distortion of muscular or connective tissue due to spasm, scar, or paralysis of the antagonist of the contracting muscle.
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