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constrictor

 [kon-strik´ter]
that which causes constriction.

con·stric·tor

(kon-strik'tor, -tōr),
1. Anything that binds or squeezes a part.
See also: inferior constrictor (muscle) of pharynx, middle constrictor (muscle) of pharynx, superior pharyngeal constrictor (muscle).
2. A muscle, the action of which is to narrow a canal; a sphincter.
[L. fr. constringo, to draw together]

constrictor

(kən-strĭk′tər)
n.
One that constricts, as a muscle that contracts or compresses a part or organ of the body.

con·stric·tor

(kŏn-strik'tŏr)
1. Anything that binds or squeezes a part.
2. A muscle, the action of which is to narrow a canal; a sphincter.
[L. fr. constringo, to draw together]

constrictor

A muscle that contracts, narrows or compresses a part or organ of the body.
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CARC, coracoarcualis; CH, coracohyoideus; CHV, ventral hyoid constrictor; CHYM, coracohyomandibularis; CM, coracomandibularis; DHYM, depressor hyomandibularis; DM, depressor mandibularis; DR, depressor rostri; F, fascia; MC, Meckelian cartilage; POM, preorbitalis medial; QMA, quadratomandibularis anterior; QMD, quadratomandibularis deep; QMM, quadratomandibularis medialis; QMP, quadratomandibularis posterior; VR-SUPC, ventral superficial branchial constrictor muscles. Scale = 10mm
Their larynx has a rigid fibrous structure and a dilator muscle in addition to a constrictor muscle. This laryngeal structure allows for an open laryngeal configuration on land and a closed larynx under water.
In its cervical portion, the nerve runs cranially behind the left lobe of the thyroid gland, under the inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle, and penetrates into the larynx behind the cricothyroid joint between the thyroid ala and the cricoid lamina.