arctation


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arctation \Arc*ta"tion\, n. [L. arctus shut in, narrow, p. p. of
   arcere to shut in: cf. F. arctation.] (Med.)
   Constriction or contraction of some natural passage, as in
   constipation from inflammation.
   [1913 Webster]
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