stricture

Part of speech: noun

Severe criticism.

Part of speech: noun

Strictness.

Part of speech: noun

Pathol. Contraction of some channel.

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Usage examples "stricture":

  1. To this stricture the poor fellow rejoined, " Ah, but those fellows have their income assured, they are never compelled to publish at a fixed date, while I, why, I am only a cabhorse!" - "Essays on Russian Novelists", William Lyon Phelps.
  2. The seat of stricture varying. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.
  3. Different forms of the organic stricture. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.