rigor mortis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin rigor mortis, literally "stiffness of death".

Noun[edit]

rigor mortis ‎(uncountable)

  1. Temporary stiffness of a body's muscles and joints following death.

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Noun[edit]

rigor mortis f ‎(plural rigor mortis)

  1. rigor mortis

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

rigor mortis m (uncountable)

  1. (physiology) rigor mortis (stiffness of a body following death)