muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
Syn: ↑writer's cramp
Hypernyms: ↑spasm, ↑cramp, ↑muscle spasm

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\\ˈgrafə+ˌ-\ noun
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary grapho- + spasm

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[f. as prec. + spasm n.]
Writer's cramp.
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  • graphospasm — noun writers cramp, muscular spasms in the thumb and forefinger that occur when writing …   Wiktionary

  • graphospasm — SYN: writer s cramp. * * * grapho·spasm graf ə .spaz əm n WRITER S CRAMP * * * grapho·spasm (grafґo spaz″əm) writers cramp …   Medical dictionary

  • graphospasm — grapho·spasm …   English syllables

  • graphospasm — /ˈgræfoʊˌspæzəm/ (say grafoh.spazuhm) noun → writer s cramp …  

  • graphospasm —   n. writer s cramp …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • mogigraphia — noun writers cramp; graphospasm …   Wiktionary

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  • writer's cramp — n a painful spasmodic cramp of muscles of the hand or fingers brought on by excessive writing called also graphospasm …   Medical dictionary

  • writers' cramp — a muscle cramp in the hand, a type of focal dystonia caused by excessive use in writing; called also graphospasm, writers paralysis, and writers spasm …   Medical dictionary

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