Constriction



[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 resonance cavities.
Compare (def 6).
/kənˈstrɪkʃən/
noun
1.
a feeling of tightness in some part of the body, such as the chest
2.
the act of constricting or condition of being constricted
3.
something that is constricted
4.
(genetics) a localized narrow region of a chromosome, esp at the centromere
n.

c.1400, from Latin constrictionem (nominative constrictio), noun of action from past participle stem of constringere “compress” (see constrain).

constriction con·stric·tion (kən-strĭk’shən)
n.

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