1 A painful sudden spasmodic stiffness in the muscles of the neck or back. 2 Francis Crick who, with James Watson, devised the Watson-Crick model of DNA as a double helix.
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Francis H.C., British biochemist and Nobel laureate, *1916. See Watson-C. helix.

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crick 'krik n a painful spasmodic condition of muscles (as of the neck or back)
crick vt to cause a crick in (as the neck)

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