Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Entry: contractured (adj.)

In context: "He was a complete surprise and terribly premature, and withered, and he spent the next many weeks waggling his withered and contractured arms up at the Pyrex ceilings of incubators, being fed by tubes and monitored by wires and cupped in sterile palms, his head cradled by a thumb."

Definition: Affected by contracture.

contracture (n.): 1. Pathol. A condition of persistent contraction and rigidity in the muscles or the joints.


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Page: 312

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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