constrictor


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con·stric·tor

 (kən-strĭk′tər)
n.
1. One that constricts, as a muscle that contracts or compresses a part or organ of the body.
2. Any of various snakes, such as the python or boa, that tightly coil around and asphyxiate their prey.

constrictor

(kənˈstrɪktə)
n
1. (Animals) any of various nonvenomous snakes, such as the pythons, boas, and anaconda, that coil around and squeeze their prey to kill it
2. (Anatomy) any muscle that constricts or narrows a canal or passage; sphincter
3. a person or thing that constricts

con•stric•tor

(kənˈstrɪk tər)

n.
1. a snake, esp. of the family Boidae, that suffocates its prey in its coils.
2. a muscle that constricts an orifice or cavity.
3. one that constricts.
[1700–10; < New Latin]

con·stric·tor

(kən-strĭk′tər)
Any of various snakes that tightly coil around and suffocate their prey. Boa constrictors, pythons, and anacondas are constrictors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constrictor - any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coilsconstrictor - any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils
ophidian, serpent, snake - limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
boa - any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
Translations

constrictor

[kənˈstrɪktəʳ] Nconstrictor f

constrictor

n
(= muscle)Schließmuskel m, → Konstriktor m (spec)
(= snake)Boa (constrictor) f
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