Stricture



noun
1.
a remark or comment, especially an adverse criticism:
The reviewer made several strictures upon the author’s style.
2.
an abnormal contraction of any passage or duct of the body.
3.
Phonetics. a constriction of airflow in the vocal tract in the production of speech.
4.
a restriction.
5.
Archaic. the act of enclosing or binding tightly.
6.
Obsolete. strictness.
noun
1.
a severe criticism; censure
2.
(pathol) an abnormal constriction of a tubular organ, structure, or part
3.
(obsolete) severity

stricture stric·ture (strĭk’chər)
n.
A circumscribed narrowing of a hollow structure.

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