stenosis

noun
ste·​no·​sis | \ stə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce stenosis (audio) \
plural stenoses\ stə-​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce stenoses (audio) \

Definition of stenosis

: a narrowing or constriction of the diameter of a bodily passage or orifice

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Other Words from stenosis

stenotic \ stə-​ˈnä-​tik How to pronounce stenotic (audio) \ adjective

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Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spaces in your spine become narrow. Korin Miller, SELF, "New York Mets Player David Wright Announced He's Retiring Due to Spinal Stenosis," 4 Oct. 2018 Cervical stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck, according to the Mayo Clinic. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "College football running back forced to retire over neck condition," 25 Sep. 2018 Sophomore Jeremy Larkin will retire from football, effective immediately, due to a recent diagnosis of cervical stenosis. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "College football running back forced to retire over neck condition," 25 Sep. 2018 The former Air Force flight nurse had suffered complications following surgery for spinal stenosis. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando couple exchange vows in rehabilitation hospital," 6 July 2018 Her old aortic valve had become too narrow, causing her heart to overwork, a condition known as aortic stenosis. Maria Elena Vizcaino, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Puerto Rican evacuee is 100th patient for new procedure at Osceola Regional: 'Now I can live longer'," 3 July 2018 The heart association estimates that about 25,000 people die annually from underrecognized valve disease, especially from aortic stenosis. Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, "Latest heart valve treatment allows more patients to avoid open-heart surgery," 10 June 2018 Helen, 78, has had a slow-growing, painful cancer of the small intestine for the past 20 years, along with spinal stenosis. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Walther $14M gift allows IU med school to extend cancer care beyond just treating disease," 6 Feb. 2018 The resident, who has cervical spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis, fell on Sept. 23, 2017, and was admitted to a hospital with a right ankle fracture before returning to the facility, according to DPH. courant.com, "State Fines Six Nursing Homes," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of stenosis

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stenosis

New Latin, from Greek stenōsis act of narrowing, from stenoun to narrow, from stenos narrow

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The first known use of stenosis was circa 1860

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stenosis

noun
ste·​no·​sis | \ stə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce stenosis (audio) \
plural stenoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce stenoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of stenosis

: a narrowing or constriction of the diameter of a bodily passage or orifice esophageal stenosis — see aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, spinal stenosis, subaortic stenosis

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