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constrictor

Pronunciation: kon-strik'tor, -tor

Definition:

  1. Anything that binds or squeezes a part.
  2. A muscle, the action of which is to narrow a canal; a sphincter.

[L. fr. constringo, to draw together]

See Also: inferior constrictor (muscle) of pharynx, middle constrictor (muscle) of pharynx, superior pharyngeal constrictor (muscle)

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