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Origin of sphincter
OTHER WORDS FROM sphinctersphinc·ter·al, sphinc·te·ri·al [sfingk-teer-ee-uhl], /sfɪŋkˈtɪər i əl/, sphinc·ter·ic [sfingk-ter-ik], /sfɪŋkˈtɛr ɪk/, sphinc·ter·ate [sfingk-ter-it, -tuh-reyt], /ˈsfɪŋk tər ɪt, -təˌreɪt/, adjective
Words nearby sphincter
Example sentences from the Web for sphincter
As for the cable anchors, their faces are the upper body equivalent of a failed sphincter nerve.
Introduce the bulb of an ordinary clinical thermometer, well greased with vaseline, just within the sphincter ani.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
This sphincter opens automatically only in connection with the act of swallowing.Physiology|Ernest G. Martin
Four or more sutures may be passed in this way, a final one bringing the cut ends of the sphincter ani together.
Cases in which the perineum is apparently intact, but in which the sphincter is not united (Figs. 35, 36).
If, however, the sphincter is intact and serviceable the fistula should be pared and the edges brought together by silk sutures.