1. sphincter

noun. a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening.


  • pyloric valve
  • musculus sphincter pylori
  • musculus sphincter urethrae
  • sphincter muscle
  • bladder sphincter
  • physiological sphincter
  • pyloric sphincter
  • musculus sphincter ductus choledochi
  • musculus sphincter ductus pancreatici
  • urethral sphincter
  • musculus
  • anatomical sphincter
  • anal sphincter
  • pupillary sphincter
  • muscle
  • musculus sphincter vesicae
  • sphincter ani
  • musculus sphincter pupillae


  • sphincter (Latin)
  • σφιγκτήρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. anal

adjective. ['ˈeɪnəl'] a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc..


  • oral examination

Sentences with anal-sphincter

1. Noun Phrase
Kegel exercises are also beneficial to men who have had some form of trauma or injury to the anal sphincter muscles, colon wall or whose muscle strength has diminished with age 4.

2. Noun Phrase
Stop the flow of urine by tightening your anal sphincter muscles or the ring of muscles in your anus.

3. Noun Phrase
This helps relieve pain and relaxes the anal sphincter, which can make it easier for your child to have a bowel movement.

4. Noun Phrase
Additional tests to see how the rectum and anal sphincter are functioning may be needed.