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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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