Definition of tonic–clonic in English:

tonic–clonic

Syllabification: ton·ic–clon·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌtänik ˈklänik, ˈklōnik
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • Of or characterized by successive phases of tonic and clonic spasm (as in grand mal epilepsy).

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