sphincteral


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sphinc·ter·al

(sfingk'tĕr-ăl),
Relating to a sphincter.

sphinc·ter·al

(sfingk'tĕr-ăl)
Relating to a sphincter.
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A good critic of poetry quotes liberally from the poems of his subject so that, if the critic is being too sphinx-like or sphincteral, readers may dispense with the critic and sample glimpses into the poet's art, unimpeded, and thereby make their own evaluations.
He concludes that 'the historical framing of the men's room as a focus for straight men's sexual anxieties condenses a variety of phobic responses to the interimplication of sphincteral relaxation and the popular notion of gay male sexuality as a yielding to weakness or a loss of control'.
In "Popper's Disease" another isolated professional, a doctor, gets trapped with "a sphincteral snap" (132) in the space ship of his own head.