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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: strik'chur

Definition: A circumscribed narrowing or stenosis of a hollow structure, usually consisting of cicatricial contracture or deposition of abnormal tissue.

[L. strictura, fr. stringo, pp. strictus, to draw tight, bind]

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