Ste*no"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. narrow.] Med.

A narrowing of the opening or hollow of any passage, tube, or orifice; as, stenosis of the pylorus. It differs from stricture in being applied especially to diffused rather than localized contractions, and in always indicating an origin organic and not spasmodic.


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