- a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel.
Origin of stenosis
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- pathol an abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passage
Word Origin for stenosis
C19: via New Latin from Greek stenōsis, from stenoun to constrict, from stenos narrow
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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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