Definition of stenosis in US English:

stenosis

noun

Medicine
  • The abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body.

    • ‘If a patient presents with symptoms of carotid artery stenosis, the cause must be identified.’
    • ‘Patients with bilateral renal artery stenosis commonly have impaired renal function.’
    • ‘Complications of radiation therapy include anal ulcers, anal stenosis and necrosis.’
    • ‘Excessive response may occur in cases of renal artery stenosis or after diuretics.’
    • ‘Examples of fixed obstruction include tracheal stenosis, foreign body, or neoplasm.’
    tightening, narrowing, shrinking, squeezing
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Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek stenōsis ‘narrowing’, from stenoun ‘make narrow’, from stenos ‘narrow’.

Pronunciation

stenosis

/stəˈnōsəs//stəˈnoʊsəs/