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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening.

Usage examples (30)
  • The cervix being a sphincter is built to let out cantelopes.
  • My sphincter is technically precise too Michael. papasanchez
  • There is one test I REALLY hope they don't do - it is called the sphincter EMG nerve conduction test.
  • When weakened, this muscle called a sphincter, opens inappropriately, or all the time, which is the most distressing. for more
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