Definition of myotonic in English:

myotonic

adjective

Medicine
  • See myotonia

    • ‘This mutation also causes painful myotonic stiffness in humans.’
    • ‘And I went to the clinic to see if I had a thing called myotonic muscular dystrophy, which is also known as Steinert's disease.’
    • ‘In addition, diseases resulting in impaired contraction of striated muscle, such as myasthenia gravis or myotonic dystrophies, may demonstrate similar abnormalities.’
    • ‘The researchers will focus on myotonic and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophies.’

Pronunciation

myotonic

/ˌmʌɪə(ʊ)ˈtɒnɪk/