[kuh n-strik-shuh n] /kənˈstrɪk ʃən/

the act of .
the state of being ; tightness or inward pressure.
a part.
something that .
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).
a feeling of tightness in some part of the body, such as the chest
the act of constricting or condition of being constricted
something that is constricted
(genetics) a localized narrow region of a chromosome, esp at the centromere

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)

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