Words nearby sphincter
Origin of sphincter
OTHER WORDS FROM sphinctersphinc·ter·al, sphinc·te·ri·al [sfingk-teer-ee-uh l] /sfɪŋkˈtɪər i əl/, sphinc·ter·ic [sfingk-ter-ik] /sfɪŋkˈtɛr ɪk/, sphinc·ter·ate [sfingk-ter-it, -tuh-reyt] /ˈsfɪŋk tər ɪt, -təˌreɪt/, adjective
Examples from the Web for sphincter
The sphincter muscles cease to act, and no longer retain the contents of the body.The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals|Charles Darwin
The entrance into these compartments can be closed by a sphincter muscle after they are filled with water (Fig. 84).The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
The sphincter is kept in a state of tonic contraction by a nervous centre situated in the lumbar portion of the spinal cord.
Besides the sphincter pupillae, the fibres of the ciliary muscle are stimulated.
Cases in which the perineum is apparently intact, but in which the sphincter is not united (Figs. 35, 36).