constrictor

noun con·stric·tor \ kən-ˈstrik-tər \

Definition of constrictor

1 : a muscle that contracts a cavity or orifice or compresses an organ
2 : a snake (such as a boa constrictor) that coils around and compresses prey
3 : one that constricts

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First Known Use of constrictor

1735


CONSTRICTOR Defined for Kids

constrictor

noun con·stric·tor \ kən-ˈstrik-tər \

Definition of constrictor for Students

: a snake (as a boa) that kills its prey by coiling around and crushing it

Medical Dictionary

constrictor

noun con·stric·tor \ -ˈstrik-tər \

medical Definition of constrictor

: a muscle that contracts a cavity or orifice or compresses an organ — see inferior constrictor, middle constrictor, superior constrictor

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