sphincterate

adjective

sphinc·​ter·​ate
-tərə̇t,
-təˌrāt
variants or sphinctrate
-ŋ(k)trə̇t,
-ˌtrāt
1
: provided with or contracted by a sphincter
2
: constricted in the middle as if by a sphincter

Word History

Etymology

sphincter + -ate

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“Sphincterate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphincterate. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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