stenosis

[ sti-noh-sis ]
/ stɪˈnoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel.

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Origin of stenosis

1855–60; < New Latin < Greek sténōsis. See steno-, -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM stenosis

ste·not·ic [sti-not-ik] /stɪˈnɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stenosis

stenosis
/ (stɪˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

pathol an abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passage

Derived forms of stenosis

stenotic (stɪˈnɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for stenosis

C19: via New Latin from Greek stenōsis, from stenoun to constrict, from stenos narrow
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Medical definitions for stenosis

stenosis
[ stə-nōsĭs ]

n. pl. ste•no•ses (-sēz)

A constriction or narrowing of a duct or passage; a stricture.
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