Origin of constrictor
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This is a large species equal in size to the C. constrictor.
Her voice, as she spoke to the Constrictor this time, was shrill and raucous.The Cassowary
The constrictor could be worth a lot more than two hundred dollars to him.
It took him seven hours to reach the place where he had left the constrictor.
He needed to find the constrictor by the time Relegar started after him.
- any of various nonvenomous snakes, such as the pythons, boas, and anaconda, that coil around and squeeze their prey to kill it
- any muscle that constricts or narrows a canal or passage; sphincter
- a person or thing that constricts
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Word Origin and History for constrictor
1735, agent noun in Latin form from constrict.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- One that constricts, especially a muscle that contracts or compresses a part or organ of the body.
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