atresia

(redirected from laryngeal atresia)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

a·tre·sia

 (ə-trē′zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.
1. The absence or closure of a normal body orifice or tubular passage such as the anus, intestine, or external ear canal.
2. The degeneration and resorption of one or more ovarian follicles before a state of maturity has been reached.

[New Latin atrēsia : Greek a-, not, without; see a-1 + Greek trēsis, perforation, orifice; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

a·tre·sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

atresia

(əˈtriːʒɪə; -ʒə)
n
(Pathology) absence of or unnatural narrowing of a body channel
[C19: New Latin, from Greek atrētos not perforated]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

a•tre•sia

(əˈtri ʒə, -ʒi ə)

n.
the absence, or failure to develop, of a normal body opening or duct, as the ear canal.
[1800–10; < Greek a- a-6 + três(is) perforation + -ia -ia]
a•tre′sic (-zɪk, -sɪk) a•tret•ic (əˈtrɛt ɪk) adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atresia - an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
Atresie

a·tre·si·a

n. atresia, cierre congénito anormal de una abertura o conducto del cuerpo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Congenital laryngeal atresia associated with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fstula: a case of longterm survival.
Airway abnormalities and lesions presenting as congenital high airway obstruction syndrome at birth are Laryngeal atresia, Laryngeal stenosis, Laryngeal cyst, Laryngeal web, Tracheal stenosis and Tracheal atresia.
Congenital laryngeal atresia requires emergent tracheostomy.