Meaning of constrictor

con•stric•tor

Pronunciation: (kun-strik'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a snake that kills its prey by coiling tightly around it, causing suffocation.
  2. a muscle that constricts a hollow part of the body, as the pharynx.
  3. a person or thing that constricts.
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