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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contracture  \Con*trac"ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [L.  contractura  a 
  drawing  together.]  (Med.) 
  A  state  of  permanent  rigidity  or  contraction  of  the  muscles, 
  generally  of  the  flexor  muscles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contracture 
  n  :  an  abnormal  and  usually  permanent  contraction  of  a  muscle 




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