Origin of stricture
Examples from the Web for stricture
In both cases, one of the frequent complications can be the stricture of the urethra.
Stricture of the bowel and very extensive ulceration attend all of these advanced cases of malignant rectal disease.
The common sequence is stricture of the gullet, combined with feeble digestion, and in a few instances stricture of the pylorus.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
In the majority of cases of stricture, dilatation of the gullet in front of the constricted portion soon occurs.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
"Sport" such as Briggs's escapes the most "humanitarian" stricture.
The historical worth of the stricture may safely be left to be measured by its logical value.The Life of Cesare Borgia|Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for stricture
Word Origin for stricture
Word Origin and History for stricture
c.1400, "abnormal narrowing in a body part," from Late Latin strictura "contraction, constriction," from past participle stem of stringere (2) "to bind or draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Sense of "criticism, critical remark" is first recorded 1650s, perhaps from the other Latin word stringere "to touch lightly" (see strigil).