- a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel.
Origin of stenosis
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Examples from the Web for stenotic
The gastric walls in stenotic dilatation may, however, be of normal thickness or even atrophied.
A permanent cure of stenotic dilatation is not impossible, but it is rarely to be expected.
- 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 stenotic
1872, Modern Latin, from Greek stenosis "narrowing," from stenoun "to narrow," from stenos "narrow."
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- Of or affected with stenosis.
- A constriction or narrowing of a duct or passage; a stricture.
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