Stricture

Definition of Stricture

Stric´ture
n.1.Strictness.
A man of stricture and firm abstinence.
- Shak.
2.A stroke; a glance; a touch.
3.A touch of adverse criticism; censure.
[I have] given myself the liberty of these strictures by way of reflection on all and every passage.
- Hammond.
4.(Med.) A localized morbid contraction of any passage of the body. Cf. Organic stricture, and Spasmodic stricture, under Organic, and Spasmodic.

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