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constriction

Genetics a localized narrow region of a chromosome, esp at the centromere
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constriction

[kən′strik·shən]
(medicine)
(science and technology)
Narrowing of a channel or cylindrical member.
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Greer (4) observed that B, irregularis preferentially constricts larger prey and a combination of both envenomation and constriction may be used in the wild (3).
(5) loss of constriction in pretonic and post--posttonic syllables: *VR' > *VR and *V': > *V:, but preservation of the constriction under the stress and in the first posttonic syllable,
Back then, Full choke meant .040 inch of constriction, which put bore diameter at the muzzle at .690 inch.
The corn snake, or red rat snake, is a North American species that subdue their small prey with constriction.
Before getting into how much choke is enough or even too much, let's take a look at what it takes to kill a turkey and how the amount of choke constriction in a shotgun is measured.
patients who want to be sexually active but suffer iatrogenic vaginal constriction or shortening, or both, are a surgical challenge.
Antinociceptive activity was screened using acetic acid-induced abdominal constriction in ICR mice.
We examined the effects of irradiation applied to an area near the lumbar sympathetic ganglia on the ligated side in a chronic constriction injury model in rats, which is believed to be an animal model of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
But in addition to weight, commanders have to look at constriction and how much ability soldiers have to move their arms and legs and get in and out of vehicles quickly, Spoehr said.
Piker describes "a politically based constriction of Native opportunity.
Further, of those who know of NTG, 58.7% understand that the major symptom is the constriction of the visual field.