Definition of Wryneck

1. Noun. An unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted.

Exact synonyms: Torticollis
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality



2. Noun. Old World woodpecker with a peculiar habit of twisting the neck.
Generic synonyms: Pecker, Peckerwood, Woodpecker
Group relationships: Genus Jynx, Jynx

Definition of Wryneck

1. n. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the muscles of the neck; torticollis.

2. n. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the muscles of the neck; torticollis.

Definition of Wryneck

1. Noun. Either of two small woodpeckers, ''Jynx torquilla'' and ''Jynx ruficollis'', of the Old World that can turn their heads almost 180 degrees. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine dated) A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the muscles; torticollis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wryneck

1. a European bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Wryneck

1. torticollis 1. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the muscles of the neck; torticollis. Medically called spasmodic torticollis, or torticollis. The most common of the focal dystonias. In torticollis, the muscles in the neck that control the position of the head are affected, causing the head to twist and turn to one side. In addition, the head may be pulled forward or backward. 2. Any one of several species of Old World birds of the genus Jynx, allied to the woodpeckers; especially, the common European species (J. Torguilla); so called from its habit of turning the neck around in different directions. Synonym: cuckoo's mate, snakebird, summer bird, tonguebird, and writheneck. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wryneck

wrought iron
wrought irons
wrought wire
wrung
wry
wry face
wry neck
wrybill
wrybills
wryer
wryest
wrying
wryly
wrymouth
wrymouths
wryneck (current term)
wrynecked
wrynecks
wryness
wrynesses
wrythen
wtfpwn
wtfpwned
wtfpwning
wtfpwns
wubber
wubbers
wuchereria
wuchereria bancrofti
wuchereriasis

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