Definition of Constrictor

1. Noun. Any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils.

Generic synonyms: Ophidian, Serpent, Snake
Specialized synonyms: Boa
Derivative terms: Constrict



Definition of Constrictor

1. n. That which constricts, draws together, or contracts.

Definition of Constrictor

1. Noun. That which constricts or tightens. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Constrictor

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Constrictor

1. 1. Anything that binds or squeezes a part. 2. A muscle, the action of which is to narrow a canal; a sphincter. Origin: L. Fr. Constringo, to draw together (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constrictor

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constraintive
constraints
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constricting
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constrictions
constrictions of ureter
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constrictive bronchiolitis
constrictive endocarditis
constrictive pericarditis
constrictor (current term)
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Literary usage of Constrictor

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The Middle constrictor is a flattened, fan-shaped muscle, smaller than the preceding. It arises from the whole length of the upper surface of the greater ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The Middle constrictor is a flattened, fan-shaped muscle, smaller than the preceding. It arises from the whole length of the upper border of the greater ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The constrictor pharyngis medius (Middle constrictor) is a fan-shaped muscle, smaller than the preceding. It arises from the whole length of the upper ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"fibres, but the former, like the vaso-constrictor fibres in the sciatic, are predominant, and special means are required to show the presence of the latter. ..."

5. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"A similar loss of constrictor action in the cutaneous vessels may be the result of certain emotions, whether going so far as actual blushing ..."

6. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History) by George Albert Boulenger (1893)
"241. constrictor flaviventris, Jan, op. cit. 48, pi. vi. fig:. 2 (1876). ... (C. constrictor..) a. $ (V. 175; C. 97). New Orleans. c. Skull. N. America. b. ..."

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