Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Spas"mod"ic (?), a. [Gr. ; a convulsion + likeness: cf. F. spasmotique.]
1. (Med.) Of or pertaining to spasm; consisting in spasm; occuring in, or characterized by, spasms; as, a spasmodic asthma.
2. Soon relaxed or exhausted; convulsive; intermittent; as, spasmodic zeal or industry.
Spasmodic croup (Med.), an affection of childhood characterized by a stoppage of brathing developed suddenly and without fever, and produced by spasmodic contraction of the vocal cords. It is sometimes fatal. Called also laryngismus stridulus, and childcrowing. -- Spasmodic stricture, a stricture caused by muscular spasm without structural change. See Organic stricture, under Organic.
Spas*mod"ic, n. (Med.) A medicine for spasm.<-- = antispasmodic -->
result(s) from the 1828
SPASMOD''IC, a. Consisting in spasm; as a spasmodic affection.
SPASMOD''IC, n. A medicine good for removing spasm; but I believe the word generally employed in anti-spasmodic.