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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mi'o-e-de'ma

Definition: A localized contraction of a degenerating muscle, occurring at the point of a sharp blow, independent of the nerve supply.

Synonym(s): idiomuscular contraction, mounding, myoidema

[myo- + G. oidema, swelling]

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