Glossary of Medical Terms

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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
rib notching   ribo-   ribo-2-hexulose   riboflavin   riboflavin 5'-phosphate   riboflavin deficiency   riboflavin kinase   riboflavinoid   (1)
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