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cadaveric spasm (s) (noun), cadaveric spasms (pl)
A muscle spasm, or muscular contraction, that causes a recently dead body to twitch or jerk: "The new police recruit was startled by the cadaveric spasm he observed during the routine police investigation at the death scene."
This entry is located in the following unit: cad-, cas-, cid- (page 1)