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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Dysphagia due to benign oesophageal stricture is commonly the result of acute oesophagitis followed by chronic transmural oesophagitis and subsequent fibrosis.
If the stricture is short and the endoscopic treatment attempt is unsuccessful, the lower ureteric defects can be managed with ureteroureterostomy and ureteroneocystostomy.
1-3] The goals of management are to relieve dysphagia, ensure adequate nutrition for growth and development, and to prevent aspiration pneumonia and recurrence of the stricture by oesophageal dilatation, stenting, or replacement surgery.
They described a new technique to perform endoscopic biopsy in a 75-year-old male with a biliary stricture, which was presumed to be a malignancy, in the hilar region.
Introduction: Benign uretero-ileal anastomotic stricture is a significant complication following radical cystectomy and ileal conduit urinary diversion after radical cystectomy.
Patients underwent repair using Orandi or circularfacio-cutaneous penile skin flap depending upon the size and site of stricture.
The study is investigating whether the unique valve in the company's EndoMAXX EVT stent can facilitate swallowing by treating the esophageal stricture while also limiting reflux.
A total of 45 male patients of all age group having anterior urethral stricture on retrograde urethrography were subjected to sonourethrography of anterior urethra.