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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Compression, especially constriction of vessels by an external cause.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Compression, especially constriction of vessels by an external cause.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, compression of vessels, especially constriction by an external cause; oppression.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek, meaning "pressure". (Wiktionary)

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