[kuh n-strik-ter] /kənˈstrɪk tər/
a snake that kills its prey by coiling tightly around it, causing suffocation.
Anatomy. a muscle that a hollow part of the body, as the pharynx.
a person or thing that .
any of various nonvenomous snakes, such as the pythons, boas, and anaconda, that coil around and squeeze their prey to kill it
any muscle that constricts or narrows a canal or passage; sphincter
a person or thing that constricts
1735, agent noun in Latin form from constrict.
constrictor con·stric·tor (kən-strĭk’tər)
One that constricts, especially a muscle that contracts or compresses a part or organ of the body.
/kənˈstrɪndʒəns/ noun 1. (physics) inverse of the dispersive power of a medium
[kuh n-strinj] /kənˈstrɪndʒ/ verb (used with object), constringed, constringing. 1. to constrict; compress; cause to contract. /kənˈstrɪndʒ/ verb 1. (transitive) (rare) to shrink or contract
[kuh n-strin-juh nt] /kənˈstrɪn dʒənt/ adjective 1. . 2. causing constriction.
[kuh n-stroo-uh-buh l] /kənˈstru ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being .