sphinc·ter·ic sfiŋ(k)-'ter-ik adj of, relating to, or being a sphincter <\sphincteric control> <a \sphincteric muscle>

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  • sphincteric — (ˈ)sfiŋ(k)|terik adjective : of, relating to, or being a sphincter sphincteric control * * * sphincˈteral, sphincterial / tēˈri əl/ or sphincteric / terˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑sphincter …   Useful english dictionary

  • sphincteric — adjective see sphincter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sphincteric — adjective sphincteral …   Wiktionary

  • sphincteric — adj. of or pertaining to a sphincter, of a ring shaped muscle whose function is to constrict or close the body opening or passage which it surrounds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sphincteric — sphinc·ter·ic …   English syllables

  • sphincterial, sphincteric — SYN: sphincteral …   Medical dictionary

  • sphincter — A muscle that encircles a duct, tube, or orifice in such a way that its contraction constricts the lumen or orifice. SYN: musculus s. [TA], s. muscle [TA]. [G. sphinkter, a band or lace] s. of ampulla s. of hepatopancreatic ampulla. anatomic s.… …   Medical dictionary

  • sphincter — noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek sphinktēr, literally, band, from sphingein to bind tight Date: 1578 an annular muscle surrounding and able to contract or close a bodily opening • sphincteric adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Vowel — In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language, such as English ah! IPA| [ɑː] or oh! IPA| [oʊ] , pronounced with an open vocal tract so that there is no build up of air pressure at any point above the glottis. This contrasts with consonants …   Wikipedia

  • Sphincter — A sphincter is an anatomical structure, or a circular muscle, that normally maintains constriction of a natural body passage or orifice and which relaxes as required by normal physiological functioning. Sphincters are found in many animals; there …   Wikipedia

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