constrictor definition

  • noun:
    • one which constricts, as a muscle that agreements or compresses a part or organ of the human anatomy.
    • Any of different snakes, for instance the python or boa, that tightly coil around and asphyxiate their particular prey.
    • whatever constricts or tightens.
    • what constricts, attracts collectively, or agreements.
    • A muscle which contracts or closes an orifice, or which compresses an organ; a sphincter.
    • A serpent that kills its victim by inclosing and smashing it using its folds.
    • That which constricts, contracts, or draws together; specifically, in physiology, a muscle which draws parts together, or closes an opening; a sphincter: because, the constrictor of this esophagus.
    • a big serpent which envelops and crushes its victim with its folds: as, the boa-constrictor. See boa.
    • The technical specific name of the common black-snake of North America, Bascanion constrictor. See cut under black-snake.
    • any one of various huge nonvenomous snakes that kill their particular victim by smashing it in its coils
  • others:
    • Acting as a constrictor; constricting: because, a constrictor muscle.

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