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stric·ture / ˈstrikchər/ • n. 1. a restriction on a person or activity: religious strictures on everyday life. 2. a sternly critical or censorious remark or instruction: his strictures on their lack of civic virtue. 3. Med. abnormal narrowing of a canal or duct in the body: a colonic stricture | jaundice caused by bile duct stricture. DERIVATIVES: stric·tured adj.

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stricture (strik-cher) n. a narrowing of any tubular structure in the body. A stricture may result from inflammation, muscular spasm, growth of a tumour within the affected part, or from pressure on it by neighbouring organs. urethral s. a fibrous narrowing of the urethra, usually resulting from injury or inflammation. The patient has increasing difficulty in passing urine and may develop retention.

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A. (path.) morbid narrowing XIV (rare before XVII); †binding, tight closure;

B. †touch, slight trace; incidental comment; (now) adverse criticism XVII. — L. strictūra, f. strict-, pp. stem of stringere, repr. two orig. different words, (A) touch, stroke, fig. blame, rel. to STRIKE, (B) draw tight, rel. to STRANGLE, STRING.

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