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constrictor

1. any of various nonvenomous snakes, such as the pythons, boas, and anaconda, that coil around and squeeze their prey to kill it
2. Anatomy any muscle that constricts or narrows a canal or passage; sphincter

constrictor

[kən′strik·tər]
(aerospace engineering)
The exit portion of the combustion chamber in some designs of ramjets, where there is a narrowing of the tube at the exhaust.
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The first boa constrictor is now recovering after receiving specialist care at an RSPCA reptile centre.
Caption: Like the Boa constrictor (top), the rainbow boa Epicrates cenchria (bottom) kills its prey by cutting off its captive's blood flow, not by suffocating it.
New owner David Pollard who is taking Wilton the boa constrictor |back to Preston where he runs an ecology company.
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SETTLED IN: Malificent, the nine-foot boa constrictor, in close-up, safely back in her pen at the Ponderosa * BACK HOME: Reptile keeper, Paul Stead with the 9ft snake safely back in her pen at the Ponderosa (AC280610Bboa-01)
boa constrictor A large boa (Boa constrictor) of tropical America that has brown markings and kills its prey by constriction.
Staff at Lane County Animal Services first thought the snake on the Bergers' lawn could be the red-tailed boa constrictor reported missing from west Eugene at the beginning of the month.
Boa constrictors can go for six months between meals.
We have been advised that six foot is not large for a boa constrictor - however, people should not touch it or attempt to pick it up by the tail as these snakes do bite.
A SIX-FOOT long boa constrictor has gone missing from a house in South Wales, police said last night.

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