constriction ring n.
True spastic stricture of the uterine cavity caused by a zone of muscle undergoing tetanic contraction and forming a tight constriction about some part of the fetus.
[kuh n-strik-shuh n] /kənˈstrɪk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being ; tightness or inward pressure. 3. a part. 4. something that . 5. Phonetics. an articulated narrowing of the vocal tract that in consonants audibly obstructs the flow of air and in vowels defines an interconnection between or among […]
[kuh n-strik-tiv] /kənˈstrɪk tɪv/ adjective 1. ; tending to . 2. pertaining to . adj. c.1400, from Late Latin constrictivus, from Latin constrictus (see constrict).
- Constrictive pericarditis
constrictive pericarditis con·stric·tive pericarditis (kən-strĭk’tĭv) n. Tuberculous or other infection of the pericardium, with thickening of the membrane and constriction of the cardiac chambers.
[kuh n-strik-ter] /kənˈstrɪk tər/ noun 1. a snake that kills its prey by coiling tightly around it, causing suffocation. 2. Anatomy. a muscle that a hollow part of the body, as the pharynx. 3. a person or thing that . /kənˈstrɪktə/ noun 1. any of various nonvenomous snakes, such as the pythons, boas, and anaconda, […]