Skip to Content
Medical Term:

yawn

Pronunciation: yawn

Definition:

  1. To gape.
  2. An involuntary opening of the mouth, usually accompanied by inspiration; it may be a sign of drowsiness or of vital depression, as after hemorrhage, but is often caused by suggestion.

[A.S. ganian]

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide