stenosis


ste·no·sis

noun \stə-ˈnō-səs\
plural ste·no·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of STENOSIS

:  a narrowing or constriction of the diameter of a bodily passage or orifice
ste·not·ic \-ˈnä-tik\ adjective

Origin of STENOSIS

New Latin, from Greek stenōsis act of narrowing, from stenoun to narrow, from stenos narrow
First Known Use: circa 1860

ste·no·sis

noun \stə-ˈnō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ste·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of STENOSIS

: a narrowing or constriction of the diameter of a bodily passage or orifice <esophageal stenosis>—see aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, spinal stenosis, subaortic stenosis

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