Constrictor definition

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One that constricts, as a muscle that contracts or compresses a part or organ of the body.
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Any of various snakes, such as the python or boa, that tightly coil around and asphyxiate their prey.
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One that constricts, as a muscle that contracts or compresses a part or organ of the body.
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That which constricts or tightens.
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Something that constricts.
  • A muscle that contracts a cavity or opening, or compresses an organ.
  • A snake that kills by coiling around its prey and squeezing, thereby making breathing impossible.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
constrictor
Plural:
constrictors

Origin of constrictor

  • From New Latin

    From Wiktionary