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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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The adenoidectomy was uneventful, but during the tonsillectomy, the patient's right superior constrictor muscle dehisced near the center of the tonsillar fossa, resulting in fat herniation.
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Care must be taken to ensure that the scissor tips are in view throughout the dissection to avoid entering the extracapsular plane between the tonsillar capsule and the superior constrictor muscle.