constrictor

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noun con·stric·tor \-ˈstrik-tər\

Definition of constrictor

  1. 1 :  a muscle that contracts a cavity or orifice or compresses an organ

  2. 2 :  a snake (as a boa constrictor) that coils around and compresses prey

  3. 3 :  one that constricts

1735

First Known Use of constrictor

1735


CONSTRICTOR Defined for Kids

constrictor

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noun con·stric·tor \kən-ˈstrik-tər\

Definition of constrictor for Students

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


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constrictor

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noun con·stric·tor \-ˈstrik-tər\

Medical Definition of constrictor

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

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