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English noun: sphincter

1. sphincter (body) a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening


Synonymsanatomical sphincter, sphincter muscle


Broader (hypernym)muscle, musculus


Narrower (hyponym)anal sphincter, bladder sphincter, musculus sphincter ani, musculus sphincter ductus choledochi, musculus sphincter ductus pancreatici, musculus sphincter pupillae, musculus sphincter pylori, musculus sphincter urethrae, musculus sphincter vesicae, physiological sphincter, pupillary sphincter, pyloric sphincter, pyloric valve, sphincter ani, urethral sphincter









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