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Lockjaw can refer to any of the following:
Medical conditions and diseases
- Trismus, a pathological condition in which the mouth is held shut by sustained spasm of the masseter (jaw) muscle, often observed in cases of tetanus.
- Tetanus, an infectious disease of the central nervous system.
Arts and literature
- Lockjaw (comics), a character from Marvel Comics' Inhumans.
- Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, an American jazz saxophonist.
In sociology and linguistics
- Locust Valley Lockjaw, an upper-class American accent.
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