Sphincter

Definition of Sphincter

Sphinc´ter
n.1.(Anat.) A muscle which surrounds, and by its contraction tends to close, a natural opening; as, the sphincter of the bladder.
a.1.(Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a sphincter; as, a sphincter muscle.

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