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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.
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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
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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]
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Any of various snakes that tightly coil around and suffocate their prey. Boa constrictors, pythons, and anacondas are constrictors.
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|Noun||1.||constrictor - any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils|
boa - any of several chiefly tropical constrictors with vestigial hind limbs
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constrictor[kənˈstrɪktəʳ] N → constrictor f
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