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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 te·tan·ic /tɛˈtænɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 te·tan·ic /tɛˈtænɪk/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Te·tan·ic a.
 1. Physiol. Of or pertaining to tetanus; having the character of tetanus; as, a tetanic state; tetanic contraction.
    This condition of muscle, this fusion of a number of simple spasms into an apparently smooth, continuous effort, is known as tetanus, or tetanic contraction.   --Foster.
 2. Physiol. & Med. Producing, or tending to produce, tetanus, or tonic contraction of the muscles; as, a tetanic remedy. See Tetanic, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Te·tan·ic n. Physiol. & Med. A substance (notably nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine) which, either as a remedy or a poison, acts primarily on the spinal cord, and which, when taken in comparatively large quantity, produces tetanic spasms or convulsions.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or causing tetany
      2: of or relating to or causing tetanus