xyrospasm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

xyro-- (razor) +‎ spasm

Noun[edit]

xyrospasm

  1. (rare) A spasm experienced whilst attempting to use a shaving razor.
    • 1904, Hermann Oppenheim, Diseases of the Nervous System (J.B. Lippincott Co.), page 859
      I have seen in two cases a barbers’ cramp (keirospasm or xyrospasm) — i.e., a spastic contraction of the muscles of the hand and fingers, which came on in a barber at every attempt to use a razor.