Definition of constriction in English:

constriction

Syllabification: con·stric·tion
Pronunciation: /kənˈstrikSH(ə)n
 
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noun

1The action of making something narrower by pressure or of becoming narrower; tightening: asthma is a constriction of the airways
More example sentences
  • Sponges are capable of regulating the amount of flow through their bodies by the constriction of various openings.
  • The initial phase of the process is vascular constriction.
  • Similarly, histamine arises in many tissues by the decarboxylation of histidine, which in excess causes constriction or dilation of various blood vessels.
Synonyms
tightness, pressure, compression, contraction, cramp; obstruction, blockage, impediment; Medicinestricture, stenosis
1.1A place where something has become tighter or narrower; an obstruction: flow was impeded at bends and constrictions
More example sentences
  • The diagnosis is emended to include the new observation of basal constrictions at dichotomies.
  • The treated limb will show patchy areas of pallor caused by arteriolar constriction.
  • The aganglionic segment is of normal caliber without stricture or constriction.

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