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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
PRONUNCIATION:(sti-NO-sis) , plural stenoses
MEANING:noun: A narrowing of a passage, vessel, or an opening in the body.
ETYMOLOGY:From steno- (narrow, small) + -osis (condition). From Greek stenosis (a narrowing), from stenoun (to narrow), from stenos (narrow).
USAGE:"[The device] is placed onto a patient's chest and a microphone picks up coronary sounds associated with stenosis, in which a patient's arteries are clogged with plaque blocking blood flow to the heart."
Wendy Lee; New Phone Apps Aim to Boost; Minneapolis Star Tribune; Jun 12, 2010.
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