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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constrictor  \Con*strict"or\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  constricts,  draws  together,  or  contracts. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  muscle  which  contracts  or  closes  an  orifice,  or 
  which  compresses  an  organ;  a  sphincter. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  serpent  that  kills  its  prey  by  inclosing  and 
  crushing  it  with  its  folds;  as  the  boa  constrictor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constrictor 
  n  :  any  of  various  large  nonvenomous  snakes  that  kill  their  prey 
  by  crushing  it  in  its  coils 




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