What is another word for sphincter?

67 synonyms found


[ sfˈɪŋktə], [ sfˈɪŋktə], [ s_f_ˈɪ_ŋ_k_t_ə]

How to use "Sphincter" in context?

The sphincter is a muscular and elastic membrane that controls the flow of material in and out of the rectum and anus. These organs are constricted by the sphincter to prevent defecation in inappropriate places, and to control the release of feces during evacuation. The sphincter also helps to protect the anal canal from irritation.

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