Synonyms
Etymology

1. sphincter

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

Synonyms

  • 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

Etymology

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

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2. musculus

noun. one of the contractile organs of the body.

Synonyms

  • smooth muscle
  • sphincter muscle
  • muscle cell
  • anatomical sphincter
  • muscle
  • skeletal muscle
  • ocular muscle
  • involuntary muscle
  • muscle fibre
  • sphincter
  • striated muscle
  • contractile organ
  • levator
  • antagonistic muscle
  • contractor
  • supinator
  • rectus
  • tensor
  • pronator
  • muscle fiber

Antonyms

  • flexor
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