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anatomic sphincter

 

Definition: an accumulation of circularly arranged muscle fibers or specially arranged oblique muscle fibers the function of which is to reduce or eliminate the lumen of a tube, the orifice of an organ, or the cavity of a viscus; the closing component of the pylorus.

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