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stricture

Pathol an abnormal constriction of a tubular organ, structure, or part
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Stricture

 

the organic narrowing of a tubular organ having a comparatively small lumen, such as the ureter, urethra, and biliary duct. The term “stricture” is frequently used as a synonym for the term “stenosis.”

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stricture

[′strik·chər]
(medicine)
Abnormal narrowing of a passage, such as a vessel, duct, or the intestine. Also known as constriction.
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