\kənstɹˈɪktə], \kənstɹˈɪktə], \k_ə_n_s_t_ɹ_ˈɪ_k_t_ə]\
Definitions of CONSTRICTOR
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- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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A muscle which contracts or closes an orifice, or which compresses an organ; a sphincter.
A serpent that kills its prey by inclosing and crushing it with its folds; as, the boa constrictor.
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
1. Anything which binds or squeezes a part. 2. A muscle the action of which is to narrow a canal, a sphincter; see under musculus.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
That which contracts or draws together; a muscle which draws together; as the constrictor labrorum, or muscle of the lips; a species of serpent, as the boa constrictor, which kills its prey in its coils.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
From constringere, (con, and stringere, strictum,) to bind. (F.) Constricteur. That which binds in a circular direction. A sphincter. Different muscles are so called.
By Robley Dunglison
Anything that exerts constriction, especially a constricting muscle. See table of muscles. [Lat.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. That which draws together, or contracts; â€”one of certain muscles which contract parts or organs of the body. Boa constrictor, a serpent which winds its folds round its prey, and crushes it.
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