sphincterate

adjective sphinc·ter·ate \-tərə̇t, -təˌrāt\
variants: or

sphinctrate

\-ŋ(k)trə̇t, -ˌtrāt\

Definition of sphincterate

  1. 1 :  provided with or contracted by a sphincter

  2. 2 :  constricted in the middle as if by a sphincter

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Origin and Etymology of sphincterate

sphincter + -ate


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