Constrictor



[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, that coil around and squeeze their prey to kill it
2.
any muscle that constricts or narrows a canal or passage; sphincter
3.
a person or thing that constricts
n.

1735, agent noun in Latin form from constrict.

constrictor con·stric·tor (kən-strĭk’tər)
n.
One that constricts, especially a muscle that contracts or compresses a part or organ of the body.

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