sphincteral


sphincteral
adj. of or pertaining to a sphincter, of a ring-shaped muscle whose function is to constrict or close the body opening or passage which it surrounds

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • sphincteral — See sphincter. * * * …   Universalium

  • sphincteral — adjective Of or pertaining to the sphincter. Syn: sphincteric …   Wiktionary

  • sphincteral — Relating to a sphincter. SYN: sphincterial, sphincteric …   Medical dictionary

  • sphincteral — sphinc·ter·al …   English syllables

  • sphincteral — tərəl adjective : of, relating to, or functioning as a sphincter * * * sphincˈteral, sphincterial / tēˈri əl/ or sphincteric / terˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑sphincter …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sphincter — sphincteral, sphincterial /sfingk tear ee euhl/, sphincteric /sfingk ter ik/, sphincterate /sfingk teuhr it, teuh rayt /, adj. /sfingk teuhr/, n. Anat. a circular band of voluntary or involuntary muscle that encircles an orifice of the body or… …   Universalium

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  • sphincteric — adjective sphincteral …   Wiktionary

  • sphincter — A muscle that encircles a duct, tube, or orifice in such a way that its contraction constricts the lumen or orifice. SYN: musculus s. [TA], s. muscle [TA]. [G. sphinkter, a band or lace] s. of ampulla s. of hepatopancreatic ampulla. anatomic s.… …   Medical dictionary


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