a condition in which the muscles affected are marked by tonic spasm and increased tendon reflexes.
spastic paralysis n.
A chronic pathological condition in which the muscles are affected by persistent spasms and exaggerated tendon reflexes because of damage to the central nervous system.
noun 1. a petty quarrel. 2. a light blow; slap; smack. verb (used without object), spatted, spatting. 3. to engage in a petty quarrel or dispute. 4. to splash or spatter; rain spatting against the window. verb (used with object), spatted, spatting. 5. to strike lightly; slap. verb 1. a simple past tense and past […]
noun 1. a fowl that has been dressed and split open for grilling. verb (used with object) 2. to prepare and roast (a fowl) in this manner. 3. to insert or interpolate, especially in a forced or incongruous manner: Additional information has been spatchcocked into the occasional random footnote. noun 1. a chicken or game […]
noun 1. a sudden, almost overwhelming, outpouring: a spate of angry words. 2. British. a flood or inundation. a river flooding its banks. a sudden or heavy rainstorm. noun 1. a fast flow, rush, or outpouring: a spate of words 2. (mainly Brit) a sudden flood: the rivers were in spate 3. (mainly Brit) a […]
adjective, Botany. 1. of the nature of or resembling a spathe. 2. having a spathe.