Medical Definition of Musculus sphincter

1. A ringlike band of muscle fibres that constricts a passage or closes a natural orifice, also called musculus sphincter. Origin: L., Gr. Sphinkter = that which binds tight This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Sphincter

musculus semispinalis
musculus semispinalis capitis
musculus semispinalis cervicis
musculus semispinalis colli
musculus semispinalis dorsi
musculus semispinalis thoracis
musculus semitendinosus
musculus serratus anterior
musculus serratus magnus
musculus serratus posterior
musculus serratus posterior inferior
musculus serratus posterior superior
musculus skeleti
musculus soleus
musculus sphenosalpingostaphylinus
musculus sphincter (current term)
musculus sphincter ampullae hepatopancreaticae
musculus sphincter ani
musculus sphincter ani externus
musculus sphincter ani internus
musculus sphincter ductus choledochi
musculus sphincter ductus pancreatici
musculus sphincter pupillae
musculus sphincter pylori
musculus spinalis

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