Definition of stricture in English:


Line breaks: stric|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈstrɪktʃə


  • 3 Medicine Abnormal narrowing of a canal or duct in the body: a colonic stricture [mass noun]: jaundice caused by bile duct stricture
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    • At the time of referral, she was awaiting surgery for a colonic stricture resulting from a recurrence of carcinoma of the colon.
    • A clear distinction between the dysphagia of an inflammatory stricture and that of carcinoma is impossible on clinical grounds alone.
    • His past history was significant for chronic alcoholic pancreatitis with pancreatic duct strictures and stones which had been treated with dilation and stone extraction 4 years ago.



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  • This innovative and elegant procedure involved the ingenious refashioning of the stomach to replace the strictured oesophagus, and also to recreate the cardiac sphincter so as to maintain its function and continence.
  • These writers indicate a world where mature-age students are keenly looking for new learning and new social interactions after having participated in strictured career lives.
  • In these 23 patients, the main pancreatic duct was considered to be strictured or obliterated to various degrees due to the ampullary carcinoma.


late Middle English (in sense 3): from Latin strictura, from stringere 'draw tight' (see strict). Another sense of the Latin verb, 'touch lightly', gave rise to sense 2 via an earlier meaning 'incidental remark'.

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