stric·ture /ˈstrɪkʧɚ/ 名詞
1. Strictness. [Obs.]
A man of stricture and firm abstinence. --Shak.
2. A stroke; a glance; a touch. [Obs.]
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.
n 1: abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway [syn: stenosis]
2: severe criticism