from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a sphincter or its function: as, a sphincterial muscle; sphincterial fibers; sphincterial action.


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  • The good saint having used all methods of coercion, having overstretched her muscles, and tried the nerves of her thin face till they bulged out, recognised the fact that no suffering in the world was so great, and her anguish attaining the apogee of sphincterial terrors, she exclaimed, 'Oh! my God, to Thee I offer it!'

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