constriction

(redirected from constrictiveness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

constriction

Genetics a localized narrow region of a chromosome, esp at the centromere
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

constriction

[kən′strik·shən]
(medicine)
(science and technology)
Narrowing of a channel or cylindrical member.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Each story fills the gaps left by the other's protagonists' perception of events, subtly expanding the reader's awareness of the constrictiveness of a single point of view, of a single ending, of a single truth.
I regret only that Wang's New Novelism exceeds both constrictiveness (Robbe-Grillet) and expansiveness (Butor), being so rhetorical and informative as to become--you guessed it--didactic.