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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations

constrictor

[kənˈstrɪktəʳ] Nconstrictor f
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constrictor

n
(= muscle)Schließmuskel m, → Konstriktor m (spec)
(= snake)Boa (constrictor) f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Strap muscles and inferior constrictor muscle are divided to expose the oblique line and the lower half and posterior edge of the thyroid lamina on the lateralization side.
Relocation pharyngoplasty is a modified UPPP technique that includes tonsillectomy, removal of supratonsillar mucosa and adipose tissue, suturing of the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle to the anterior tonsil pillar, and suturing of the posterior pillar to the anterior pillar.
Bartholin glands are major vestibular glands located in the constrictor muscle of vestibule and are bilateral (One on each side).
PB is located superior to the superior constrictor muscle, at the level of the lateral pharyngeal recess (fossa of Rosenmuller).
Zenker's diverticulum is a hypopharyngeal pouch caused by dehiscence-mediated herniation of mucosal and submucosal layers of the esophagus at the triangle of Killian (a weak area lying between the transverse fibers of the cricopharyngeus muscle and the oblique fibers of the lower inferior constrictor muscle) [3].
By far the most common is Zenker's diverticula, characterised by a posterior outpouching originating from Killian's dehiscence of the inferior constrictor muscle, between the cricopharyngeal and thyropharyngeal muscles.
Killian's triangle formed by oblique fibers of inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle laterally and cricopharyngeus muscle inferiorly.
It has been variously described as a protrusion either between the thyropharyngeus and cricopharyngeus portion of the inferior constrictor muscle or between the oblique and horizontal fibres of the cricopharyngeus muscle itself.