Definition of stenosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /stɪˈnəʊsɪs/

noun (plural stenoses /stɪˈnəʊsiːs/)

[mass noun] Medicine
The abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body: there is evidence of stenosis [with modifier]: renal artery stenosis [count noun]: a stenosis at the level of the hilum was diagnosed
More example sentences
  • Examples of fixed obstruction include tracheal stenosis, foreign body, or neoplasm.
  • Patients with bilateral renal artery stenosis commonly have impaired renal function.
  • If a patient presents with symptoms of carotid artery stenosis, the cause must be identified.



Pronunciation: /stɪˈnəʊst/
Example sentences
  • Biopsy of the stenosed anal canal reportedly demonstrated metastatic lobular carcinoma.
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery involves the placement of grafts to bypass stenosed native coronary arteries, while maintaining cerebral and peripheral circulation by cardiopulmonary bypass.
  • The researchers say their findings are significant enough to prompt allergy testing for all patients with stenosed stents if a repeat procedure is planned.


Example sentences
  • This disorder, a stenosing tenosynovitis, involves the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons.
  • This condition, known as stenosing tenosynovitis, can often be managed by the family physician.
  • In the esophagus, primary melanomas tend to be large stenosing, polypoidal, and are often focally ulcerated.


Pronunciation: /stɪˈnɒtɪk/
Example sentences
  • Other factors that increase the risk of ipsilateral stroke are the hemispheric (rather than retinal) site of ischemia, the ulcerative nature of the stenotic plaque and the presence of contralateral carotid artery occlusion.
  • The purpose of notchplasty is to expand the lateral wall of the notch, which may have stenotic osteophytes in more chronic conditions or may be narrow in some patients.
  • No data support the safety and efficacy of exercise training in patients with heart failure and mild to moderate stenotic or regurgitant valvular disease.


Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek stenōsis 'narrowing', from stenoun 'make narrow', from stenos 'narrow'.

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