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constriction

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

constriction

[kən′strik·shən]
(medicine)
(science and technology)
Narrowing of a channel or cylindrical member.
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When constrictions were present on one margin and grooves were absent, that was considered as Non-division.
A new protocol for maxillary protraction in cleft patients: repetitive weekly protocol of alternate rapid maxillary expansions and constrictions.
The degree of choke is determined--and measured--as the difference in diameter between the main bore and the tightest portion of the choke 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.
Antinociceptive activity was screened using acetic acid-induced abdominal constriction in ICR mice.
Louis, Missouri, urban particles (UPs; Standard Reference Material 1648) on the constriction of isolated rat pulmonary artery tings and the activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) in human pulmonary artery endothelial cells with or without losartan, an antagonist of A[T.
While she agrees that ambivalent nostalgia for an archaic mother is part of the culture in which these works were written, she argues that they criticize the constrictions of such nostalgia and open up other perspectives.
Now brought to the big screen in a shimmering adaptation by John Berry, ``Boesman and Lena'' has lost none of its power to disturb, even if the play's stage-bound constrictions limit its effectiveness as a film.
The building is steeped in Danishness: while the robust Norwegians decided to invest all the free space left between the demands of the programme and the constrictions of the perimeter in a big terrace so that the employees can enjoy Berlin's sun and the dubious pleasures of the air of St[ddot{u}]lerstraBe, the Danes chose to make a blond arcade furnished with triumphs of national design like Jacobsen chairs and Kjaerholm tables, lamps from Artemide and bookcases designed by 3x Nielsen themselves.
Geared toward a gay male audience, these books pretend to be about liberating the male form from societal and sartorial constrictions but are actually promoting a type of body fascism far more constricting than any three-piece suit could ever be.
For insight into the discontinuities between home culture and school culture, schooling's potential to support what Willis calls "penetrations" into the constrictions of class, race and gender dynamics, and the possibilities that different forms of schooling might enable the transcendence of those constrictions, Learning to Labour is invaluable.
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