stenosis
noun (plural stenoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek stenōsis act of narrowing, from stenoun to narrow, from stenos narrow Date: circa 1860 a narrowing or constriction of the diameter of a bodily passage or orifice • stenotic adjective

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  • Stenosis — Ste|no|se, Stenosis [ʃt..., st...], die; , ...osen [griech. sténōsis = Verengung] (Med.): Verengung eines Körperkanals od. einer Körperöffnung. Ste|no|sis [ʃt..., st...]: ↑Stenose …   Universal-Lexikon

  • stenosis — stenotic /sti not ik/, adj. /sti noh sis/, n. Pathol. a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel. [1855 60; < NL < Gk sténosis. See STENO , OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

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