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Sardonic grin

sardonic grin –>
risus caninus
The semblance of a grin caused by facial spasm especially in tetanus.
Synonym: canine spasm, cynic spasm, risus sardonicus, sardonic grin, spasmus caninus, trismus sardonicus.
Origin: L. Risus, laugh – caninus, doglike


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