sphincterate

adjective
sphinc·​ter·​ate | \ -tərə̇t, -təˌrāt \
variants: or sphinctrate \ -​ŋ(k)trə̇t , -​ˌtrāt \

Definition of sphincterate

1 : provided with or contracted by a sphincter
2 : constricted in the middle as if by a sphincter

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History and Etymology for sphincterate

sphincter + -ate

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“Sphincterate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphincterate. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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