American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constriction or narrowing of a duct or passage; a stricture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pathological narrowing of a passage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A narrowing of the opening or hollow of any passage, tube, or orifice. It differs from
stricturein being applied especially to diffused rather than localized contractions, and in always indicating an origin organic and not spasmodic.
- n. abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
- Greek stenōsis, a narrowing, from stenoun, to narrow, from stenos, narrow. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But Tim Russert, when they did the autopsy, he did have disease, what they called stenosis in many vessels.”
“When the scarring from subglottic stenosis is limited to the back part of the vocal cords (inter-arytenoid region), it is called posterior glottic stenosis.”
“Congenital subglottic stenosis is a rare condition in which the airway narrows because the airway cartilage did not form normally in utero.”
“Enlarge+Subglottic stenosis is a narrowing of the airway below the vocal cords (subglottis).”
“Sometimes the stenosis is below the valve, caused by muscular bundles.”
“Sometimes the stenosis is below the valve, caused by a fibrous membrane or a muscular ridge.”
“Tracheal stenosis is a narrowing of the trachea (windpipe) that is caused by an injury or a birth defect:”
“Aortic stenosis is also often associated with other congential heart disorders.”
“Spinal stenosis occurs when bone spurs and other deposits cause the spinal canal to narrow, putting pressure on the spinal cord.”
“Patients in the study suffered from aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing and calcification of the aortic valve.”
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