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STENOSIS (stenoses)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does stenosis mean? 

  The noun STENOSIS has 1 sense:

1. abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway

  Familiarity information: STENOSIS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


stenosis; stricture

Hypernyms ("stenosis" is a kind of...):

pathology (any deviation from a healthy or normal condition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stenosis"):

aortic stenosis (abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve)

enterostenosis (abnormal narrowing of the intestine)

laryngostenosis (abnormal narrowing of the larynx)

pulmonary stenosis (abnormal narrowing of the opening into the pulmonary artery from the right ventricle)

pyloric stenosis (narrowing of the pyloric sphincter that blocks the passage of food from the stomach into the duodenum)

rhinostenosis (narrowing of the passages in the nasal cavities)

mitral stenosis; mitral valve stenosis (obstruction or narrowing of the mitral valve (as by scarring from rheumatic fever))

ureterostenosis (stenosis of the ureter)

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