Definition of subsultus tendinum in English:

subsultus tendinum

noun

Medicine
historical, archaic
  • Twitching of muscles (and their tendons), especially of the hands and wrist, seen especially in the late stages of typhoid and typhus fever; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Boyle (1627–1691), natural philosopher. From post-classical Latin subsultus tendinum (1674 or earlier; 1670 as tendinum subsultus (T. Willis Pathologiae Cerebri 273) from subsultus + tendinum, genitive plural of tendin-, tendo.

Pronunciation

subsultus tendinum

/ˌsʌbˈsʌltəs ˈtɛndɪnəm/