Con*stric"tion (?), n. [L. constrictio: cf. F. constriction.]
The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression.
The state of being constricted; the point where a thing is constricted; a narrowing or binding.
A constriction of the parts inservient to speech.
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