Definitions for Stenosisstɪˈnoʊ sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ste•no•sisstɪˈnoʊ sɪs(n.)

  1. a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel of the body.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of stenosis:

1855–60; < NL < Gk sténōsis= stenō-, var. s. of stenoûn to straiten, confine, v. der. of stenós narrow + -sis -sis

ste•not′ic-ˈnɒt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stenosis, stricture(noun)

    abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway


  1. stenosis(Noun)

    An abnormal narrowing or stricture in a blood vessel or other tubular organ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stenosis(noun)

    a narrowing of the opening or hollow of any passage, tube, or orifice; as, stenosis of the pylorus. It differs from stricture in being applied especially to diffused rather than localized contractions, and in always indicating an origin organic and not spasmodic


  1. Stenosis

    A stenosis is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure. It is also sometimes called a stricture. The term coarctation is a synonym, but is commonly used only in the context of aortic coarctation. Restenosis is the recurrence of stenosis after a procedure.


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