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Meaning of STRICTURE

Pronunciation:  'strikchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  severe criticism
  2. [n]  abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway

STRICTURE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: stenosis
 See Also: aortic stenosis, criticism, enterostenosis, Laryngostenosis, mitral stenosis, mitral valve stenosis, pathology, pulmonary stenosis, pyloric stenosis, rhinostenosis, unfavorable judgment, ureterostenosis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Stric"ture\, n. [L. strictura a contraction, from
stringere, strictum, to draw tight: cf. F. stricture. See
1. Strictness. [Obs.]

         A man of stricture and firm abstinence. --Shak.

2. A stroke; a glance; a touch. [Obs.] --Sir M. Hale.

3. A touch of adverse criticism; censure.

         [I have] given myself the liberty of these
         strictures by way of reflection on all and every
         passage.                              --Hammond.

4. (Med.) A localized morbid contraction of any passage of
   the body. Cf. {Organic stricture}, and {Spasmodic
   stricture}, under {Organic}, and {Spasmodic}. --Arbuthnot.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: abnormal narrowing of a body opening.