noun, Pathology.
a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(pathol) an abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passage

stenosis ste·no·sis (stə-nō’sĭs)
n. pl. ste·no·ses (-sēz)
A constriction or narrowing of a duct or passage; a stricture.


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