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  • n. constriction or contraction of a natural passage, as in constipation from inflammation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Constriction or contraction of some natural passage, as in constipation from inflammation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Narrowness or constriction in any sense; in pathology, unnatural contraction of any natural opening, as of the anus; constipation from inflammation. Also called arctitude.


Latin arctus shut in, narrow, past participle of arcere to shut in: compare French arctation. (Wiktionary)


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