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SPHINCTER

A ringlike band of muscle fibres that constricts a passage or closes a natural orifice, also called musculus sphincter. Origin: L., Gr. Sphinkter = that which binds tight This entry appears with alow from the Vocabulary of Cell and Molecular Biology
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