- a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel.
Origin of stenosis
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Examples from the Web for stenosis
The breathing is not affected unless the operation is followed by stenosis.
In the worst forms of stenosis from septal deformity they are useless.
We may thus have incompetence or stenosis of a valve or both combined.
Stimulation, together with the stenosis (narrowing), tend to produce a closure.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
The most important of these sequels is stenosis of the orifices of the stomach, particularly of the pyloric orifice.
- pathol an abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passage
C19: via New Latin from Greek stenōsis, from stenoun to constrict, from stenos narrow
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Word Origin and History for stenosis
1872, Modern Latin, from Greek stenosis "narrowing," from stenoun "to narrow," from stenos "narrow."
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- A constriction or narrowing of a duct or passage; a stricture.
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