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constrict

V.
1. To narrow or make smaller, to shrink or contract.
2. To squeeze or compress.
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Divisions and shapes were studied according to presence of constrictions and grooves, when constrictions were on one margin either medial or lateral, it was considered as kidney shaped.
Researches Loiu et al11 advocated treatment via a rather innovative technique involving alternate rapid maxillary expansions and constrictions Alt-RAMEC.
At the other end of the spectrum are the Super Full tubes with 0.665 to 0.675-inch constrictions for predator hunting with hard, non-toxics like Hevi-Shot.
(50 cm x 25 cm), Ma's microfluidic device deforms single red blood cells through a series of funnel-shaped constrictions. The pressure required to push the cell through each constriction is measured and then used to calculate the cell's deformability.
The standard antinociceptive drug, aspirin, when administered at doses of 200 and 400 mg per kg body weight, respectively, caused 38.6% and 49.2% reductions in the number of abdominal constrictions (writhings) induced by intraperitoneal injection of acetic acid in mice.
--Speaks of Constrictions on Entry of Money to Gaza
(7) loss of the remaining constrictions in posttonic syllables with shortening of a long vowel but preservation of the timbre distinctions between old and new short vowels: *V': > *V, also pretonic *V: > *V and stressed *V': > *V', but earlier *V(R) > *v(R) and *VR' > *vR', where *v represents an original short vowel,
Space constrictions keep us from publishing all the letters we receive.
The abdominal constrictions induced by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of 0.7% acetic acid at a dose of 10 ml/kg were carried out according to Koster et al.
Depending on legal constrictions, the emergency room personnel can often follow-up with Source Patients to determine HIV status.
They explain how file sharing, online auctions, and other types of Internet commerce were refined and developed in accord with copyright laws and other real-world constrictions. The authors don't pine for cyber anarchy.
Compellingly authored by anthropologist and academician Kathy-Lee Galvin, Forbidden Red: Widowhood In Urban Nepal, is an extensively researched investigative study of the plight of widows and their struggle to survive in the historical and modern constrictions of Nepali society.