distention, distension

distention, distension
The act or state of being distended or stretched. SEE ALSO: dilation. [L. dis-tendo, to stretch apart]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • distension — [ distɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1377; lat. distensio 1 ♦ Augmentation de volume que subit un corps élastique sous l effet d une tension. ⇒ allongement, élargissement, gonflement. Distension de la peau. Distension de l estomac. 2 ♦ Relâchement (d un lien… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • distention — also distension, early 15c., from M.Fr. distension and directly from L. distensionem (nom. distensio, distentio), noun of action from pp. stem of distendere (see DISTEND (Cf. distend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Distention — Dis*ten tion, n. [L. distentio: cf. F. distension.] 1. The act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs. [1913 Webster] 2. Breadth; extent or space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distention — or distension [disten′shən] n. [L distentio] a distending or being distended; inflation; expansion …   English World dictionary

  • Distension — Dis*ten sion, n. Same as {Distention}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distention — noun 1. the act of expanding by pressure from within • Syn: ↑distension • Derivationally related forms: ↑distend (for: ↑distension), ↑distend • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • distension — noun 1. the act of expanding by pressure from within (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑distention • Derivationally related forms: ↑distend, ↑distend (for: ↑distention) …   Useful english dictionary

  • distension — or distention noun Etymology: Middle English distensioun, from Latin distention , distentio, from distendere Date: 15th century the act of distending or the state of being distended especially unduly or abnormally …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • distention — /di sten sheuhn/, n. the act of distending or the state of being distended. Also, distension. [1375 1425; late ME distensioun < L distention (s. of distentio), equiv. to distent(us) DISTENT + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • distension — [[t]dɪ̱ste̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT (The spelling distention is also used, mainly in American English.) Distension is abnormal swelling in a person s or animal s body. [MEDICAL] …   English dictionary


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