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

Examples of stenosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third player picked in the 2000 NFL Draft, Samuels started all 141 games of his career and was a six-time Pro Bowler with the Washington Redskins before spinal stenosis led to his abrupt retirement. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "9 SEC stars on College Football Hall of Fame ballot must wait at least another year," 12 Mar. 2020 At the time, Mustaine was about a year into his recovery from back surgery, after suffering from spinal stenosis. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Dave Mustaine back for Megadeth tour, says he’s ‘100 percent free of cancer'," 11 Feb. 2020 Vander Esch, after a Pro Bowl rookie year in 2018, was sidelined seven games with spinal stenosis. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Linebacker Sean Lee, after healthy and productive season with Cowboys, plans to play in 2020," 10 Feb. 2020 The cause was cardiomyopathy and aortic stenosis, said a son, David Solomon. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 2 Jan. 2020 The typical candidates for the TAVR option suffer from aortic stenosis, which is a common but serious problem in which the aortic valve opening narrows which restricts blood flow and causes pressure to build up in the lungs. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "HCA Kingwood becomes 1st northeast Houston hospital to offer open-heart surgery alternative," 17 Dec. 2019 Achondroplasia had left her with spinal stenosis, nerve damage caused by undergrown vertebrae that was beyond the reach of surgery. Damian Garde, STAT, "A new treatment promises to make little people taller. Is it an insult to ‘dwarf pride’?," 18 Nov. 2019 Perhaps the drug could have prevented his friend’s spinal stenosis. Damian Garde, STAT, "A new treatment promises to make little people taller. Is it an insult to ‘dwarf pride’?," 18 Nov. 2019 Samuels' career ended suddenly and prematurely in the 2009 season after an injury attributed to spinal stenosis. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Chris Samuels joins Washington Redskins’ Ring of Fame," 21 Oct. 2019

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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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6 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stenosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stenosis. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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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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