Definition of pleurothotonos in US English:

pleurothotonos

(also pleurosthotonos, pleurosthotonus, pleurothotonus)

noun

Medicine
  • Bending of the body to one side, especially as a result of muscle spasm, described originally in tetanus.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Cullen (1710–1790), chemist and physician. From ancient Greek πλευρόθεν from the side + τόνος.