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stenosis

[sti-noh-sis] /stɪˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin < Greek sténōsis. See steno-, -osis
Related forms
stenotic
[sti-not-ik] /stɪˈnɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stenotic

stenosis

/stɪˈnəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
(pathol) an abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passage
Derived Forms
stenotic (stɪˈnɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek stenōsis, from stenoun to constrict, from stenos narrow
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Word Origin and History for stenotic

stenosis

n.

1872, Modern Latin, from Greek stenosis "narrowing," from stenoun "to narrow," from stenos "narrow."

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stenotic in Medicine

stenosis ste·no·sis (stə-nō'sĭs)
n. pl. ste·no·ses (-sēz)
A constriction or narrowing of a duct or passage; a stricture.

stenotic ste·not·ic (stə-nŏt'ĭk)
adj.
Of or affected with stenosis.

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