Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A constriction or narrowing of a duct or passage; a stricture.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pathological narrowing of a passage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A narrowing of the opening or hollow of any passage, tube, or orifice. It differs from stricture in being applied especially to diffused rather than localized contractions, and in always indicating an origin organic and not spasmodic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine An abnormal narrowing or stricture in a blood vessel or other tubular organ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek stenōsis, a narrowing, from stenoun, to narrow, from stenos, narrow.]

Examples

  • But Tim Russert, when they did the autopsy, he did have disease, what they called stenosis in many vessels.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2008

  • But Tim Russert, when they did the autopsy, he did have disease, what they called stenosis in many vessels.

    CNN Transcript Jun 21, 2008

  • Congenital subglottic stenosis is a rare condition in which the airway narrows because the airway cartilage did not form normally in utero.

    Subglottic Stenosis

  • Enlarge+Subglottic stenosis is a narrowing of the airway below the vocal cords (subglottis).

    Subglottic Stenosis

  • Tracheal stenosis is a narrowing of the trachea (windpipe) that is caused by an injury or a birth defect:

    Tracheal Stenosis

  • Sometimes the stenosis is below the valve, caused by muscular bundles.

    Pulmonary Stenosis

  • 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.

    Subglottic Stenosis

  • Sometimes the stenosis is below the valve, caused by a fibrous membrane or a muscular ridge.

    Aortic Stenosis

  • Aortic stenosis is also often associated with other congential heart disorders.

    Medpundit

  • Aortic stenosis is also often associated with other congential heart disorders.

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