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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.]
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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||stricture - 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|
1. criticism, disapproval, censure, stick (slang), blame, rebuke, flak (informal), bad press, sideswipe, animadversion a thinly disguised stricture against the rights of man
stricture[ˈstrɪktʃəʳ] n (usu pl) (frm) (criticism) → critica
n. estrechez, estrechamiento, constricción.