contracture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French contracture, from Latin contractura.

Noun[edit]

contracture (countable and uncountable, plural contractures)

  1. (medicine) An abnormal, sometimes permanent, contraction of a muscle; a deformity so caused.
    • 2010, Scott W. Wolfe, William C. Pederson, Robert N. Hotchkiss, Green's Operative Hand Surgery, Sixth Edition (page 2099)
      Even if in the initial phase of acute hand burn injury all treatment measures have been executed properly, postburn deformities still occur and are the most common cause of skin contracture in the hand. Postburn scarring and contractures affect the function as well as the aesthetic appearance of the hand and remain the most frustrating late complication of a hand burn.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

contracture f (plural contractures)

  1. contracture

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

contractūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of contractūrus