• WordNet 3.6
    • n stricture severe criticism
    • n stricture abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stricture (Med) A localized morbid contraction of any passage of the body. Cf. Organic stricture, and Spasmodic stricture, under Organic, and Spasmodic.
    • Stricture A stroke; a glance; a touch.
    • Stricture A touch of adverse criticism; censure. "I have] given myself the liberty of these strictures by way of reflection on all and every passage."
    • Stricture Strictness. "A man of stricture and firm abstinence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stricture A drawing tight; contraction; compression; binding.
    • n stricture In pathology, a morbid contraction of some mucous canal or duct of the body, as the esophagus, intestine, urethra, or vagina.
    • n stricture Strictness.
    • n stricture Sharp criticism; critical remark; censure.
    • n stricture Mark; trace; evidence; sign.
    • n stricture See the adjectives. (See also bridle-stricture.)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stricture (surg.) an unnatural contraction, either congenital or acquired, of a mucous canal, such as the urethra, œsophagus, or intestine: an unfavourable criticism: censure: critical remark
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. strictura, a contraction, from stringere, strictum, to draw tight: cf. F. stricture,. See Strict
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. strictus, pa.p. of stringĕre, to draw tight. Cf. Strain and Stringent.


In literature:

There must be neither stricture nor patches in the urethra.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Stricture of the urethra and inflammation of the bladder are more rare in women than in men, as the result of gonorrhea.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
And I believe it is because I am conscious of so much truth in your strictures on my damned stuff.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
DUTCH literature, remarks and strictures on, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
What would I give to hear your strictures on them!
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Earle, Augustus; strictures on missionaries, 91.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
As I presume your last proclamation will undergo the strictures of other pens, I shall confine my remarks to only a few parts thereof.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The above strictures are intended solely for the man of moderate means, who could afford to marry if he loved himself less and some woman more.
"Modern marriage and how to bear it" by Maud Churton Braby
We find we have been too severe in our strictures.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
The preliminaries being settled, the Chairman (Valamburg) was quite severe in his strictures against Dan Bowen, Thos.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy

In poetry:

Ne'er shall Envy's blighting fog—
Stricture made in malice—
Nought thy patriot efforts clog—
Success brims the chalice!
"A Parody On "The Wayside Well"" by Janet Hamilton
The hundred and eleventh head
The priest completed of his stricture;
"Oh, bosh!" the worthy Bishop said,
And walked him off as in the picture.
"Sir Macklin" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And is it right, this mood of mind
That thus, in revery enshrined,
Can in the world mere topics find
For musing stricture,
Seeing the life of humankind
Only as picture?
"Fancy's Casuistry" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Evidence of inadequate ventilation was noticed during rigid bronchoscopy when tracheal stenosis or stricture was present.
The normal strictures of American justice didn't apply.
He's as ignorant of moral strictures as he is of masturbation, rendered moot by ubiquitous babes.
Benedict's First Encyclical Shuns Strictures of Orthodoxy.
Chronic esophageal stricture with Barrett's esophagus .
Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) revealed a narrow midesophageal stricture.
A reasonable degree of deglutition was achieved, and no signs of stricture were detected.
Religious strictures, hostilities linked to Arab Spring.
Important tips for two year degree arise due to regulatory literature as PCa patients treated more sophisticated is strictures of the urethral strictures underwent treated by a the tail is scientific papers.
Benedict's First Encyclical Shuns Strictures of Orthodoxy .
Complete esophageal stenosis secondary to peptic stricture in the cervical esophagus: Case report.
Abstract Complete esophageal stenosis secondary to peptic stricture in the upper esophagus is rare.
Chronic esophageal stricture with Barrett's esophagus.
We discuss the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and multidisciplinary management of peptic esophageal strictures .
This case illustrates the difficulty in managing high peptic strictures .

In science:

Crucially, this congruence with experiment has been achieved while reducing the overall cardinality of parameterization available to the CMSSM, opting instead for the enhanced parsimony, predictive stricture and depth of theoretical motivation inherent to the No-Scale framework.
Testing No-Scale F-SU(5): A 125 GeV Higgs Boson and SUSY at the 8 TeV LHC
To have theory comply with this observational stricture we must have d0 > 700 Mpc.
Avatars of a Matter-Antimatter Universe
The Lagrangian Eq. (19) is consistent with the strictures from Goldstone’s theorem.
Chiral perturbation theory