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Definition of "stenosis" []

  • A constriction or narrowing of a duct or passage; a stricture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stenosis" in a sentence
  • "But Tim Russert, when they did the autopsy, he did have disease, what they called stenosis in many vessels."
  • "When the scarring from subglottic stenosis is limited to the back part of the vocal cords (inter-arytenoid region), it is called posterior glottic stenosis."
  • "Congenital subglottic stenosis is a rare condition in which the airway narrows because the airway cartilage did not form normally in utero."