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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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