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 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 Samuels spent 10 seasons with the Washington Redskins before spinal stenosis forced his retirement. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "5 players with Alabama roots nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020," 12 Sep. 2019 Life beyond football Off the field, Montgomery developed a relationship with Hunter Erb, an elementary-age boy with pulmonary vein stenosis. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Mt. Healthy alum, Chicago Bears rookie David Montgomery has defied odds in his path to victory," 15 Apr. 2019 Refinements in the devices and the procedure itself have enabled broader use of TAVI to treat severe aortic stenosis. Howard Lewine, sun-sentinel.com, "Replacing a tight aortic valve without surgery," 28 Aug. 2019 Based on the findings, most experts now recommend TAVI as the treatment of choice for most patients with severe aortic stenosis. Howard Lewine, sun-sentinel.com, "Replacing a tight aortic valve without surgery," 28 Aug. 2019 Jeremy Larkin, who had 346 of Northwestern’s 351 net rushing yards through three games, had to medically retire nine days later because of cervical stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck area. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "‘Certain memories you don’t forget’: 10 reasons 2018 was the wildest season in Northwestern history," 27 Aug. 2019 The defense lawyer said Patricia Jones was suffering from spinal stenosis — a degenerative, progressive condition that could have become permanent. Robert Brum, USA TODAY, "She became a quadriplegic after spinal surgery. A jury awarded her $56M malpractice verdict," 12 Aug. 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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1 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Stenosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stenosis. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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