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stric·ture

 (strĭk′chər)
n.
1. A restraint, limit, or restriction: strictures placed on free assembly; strictures against food in the library; the strictures of traditional gender roles.
2. An abnormal narrowing of a bodily duct or passage.
3. An adverse remark or criticism: "my writing ... which he praises sufficiently to give his strictures a good deal of force" (Virginia Woolf).

[Middle English, an abnormal narrowing of a bodily part, from Late Latin strictūra, contraction, from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere, to draw tight; see strict.]

stricture

(ˈstrɪktʃə)
n
1. a severe criticism; censure
2. (Pathology) pathol an abnormal constriction of a tubular organ, structure, or part
3. obsolete severity
[C14: from Latin strictūra contraction; see strict]
ˈstrictured adj

stric•ture

(ˈstrɪk tʃər)

n.
1. an abnormal contraction of any passage or duct of the body.
2. limitation; restriction.
3. an adverse criticism.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin strictūra tightening = Latin strict(us) (see strict) + -ūra -ure]
stric′tured, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stricture - abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passagewaystricture - abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
aortic stenosis - abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve
enterostenosis - abnormal narrowing of the intestine
laryngostenosis - abnormal narrowing of the larynx
pulmonary stenosis - abnormal narrowing of the opening into the pulmonary artery from the right ventricle
pyloric stenosis - narrowing of the pyloric sphincter that blocks the passage of food from the stomach into the duodenum
rhinostenosis - narrowing of the passages in the nasal cavities
mitral stenosis, mitral valve stenosis - obstruction or narrowing of the mitral valve (as by scarring from rheumatic fever)
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
ureterostenosis - stenosis of the ureter
2.stricture - severe criticism
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

stricture

(Formal)
noun
1. criticism, disapproval, censure, stick (slang), blame, rebuke, flak (informal), bad press, sideswipe, animadversion a thinly disguised stricture against the rights of man
2. limitation, restriction, constraint, condition, handicap, restraint, demarcation Your goals are hindered by financial strictures.

stricture

noun
2. Pathology. A becoming narrow or narrower:
Translations

stricture

[ˈstrɪktʃəʳ] N
1. (usu pl) (= criticism) → censura f, crítica f
to pass strictures on sbcensurar a algn, poner reparos a algn
2. (Med) → constricción f

stricture

n
usu pl (form: = criticism) → (scharfe) Kritik no pl; to make or pass strictures upon somebodyjdn (scharf) kritisieren
(Med) → Verengung f, → Striktur f (spec)

stricture

[ˈstrɪktʃəʳ] n (usu pl) (frm) (criticism) → critica

stric·ture

n. estrechez, estrechamiento, constricción.

stricture

n estenosis f, estrechez f; esophageal — estenosis esofágica
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To a man who had but little to do with pleasure sailing (though all sailing is a pleasure), and certainly nothing whatever with racing in open waters, the writer's strictures upon the handicapping of yachts were just intelligible and no more.
We had been having a heated discussion,--upon life, of course,--and, grown over-bold, I was passing stiff strictures upon Wolf Larsen and the life of Wolf Larsen.
It appears that an article was published in the French side of the paper on Monday last, containing some strictures on the Artillery Battalion for firing their guns on Sunday morning, in answer to those from the Ontario and Woodbury, and thereby much alarm was caused to the families of those persons who were out all night preserving the peace of the city.
Unfortunately, strictures tend to be among the more difficult causes to diagnose.
Fish and Wildlife Serve may loosen its strictures against hybrid preservation.
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When disrupted, due to ureteral ischemia, ureteral strictures may develop.
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Tight strictures do not need a tablet, but the tablet is not contraindicated, since it eventually completely dissolves.
Contract award: delivery of self-expanding metal stents to prosthetic esophageal strictures.
A retrievable stent may offer effective therapy for benign colorectal strictures (1).
The SUPERA stent is currently indicated in the United States for the palliative treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and in Europe, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong for the treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and for peripheral vascular use following failed percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).