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stenosis

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noun ste·no·sis \stə-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of stenosis

plural

stenoses

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  1. :  a narrowing or constriction of the diameter of a bodily passage or orifice

stenotic

play \-ˈnä-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of stenosis

New Latin, from Greek stenōsis act of narrowing, from stenoun to narrow, from stenos narrow


First Known Use: circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

stenosis

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noun ste·no·sis \stə-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of stenosis

plural

stenoses

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  1. :  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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