dilatation[dil′ə tā′s̸hən, dīl′ə-]
dilatation definition by Webster's New World
- Med. the state of enlargement of an organ, cavity, duct, or opening of the body beyond normal size
Origin: Middle English dilatacioun ; from Old French dilatation ; from Late Latin dilatatio
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- dilatational adjective
dilatation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- a. The act or process of expanding; dilation.b. The condition of being expanded or stretched.c. A dilated formation or part.
- Medicine The condition of being abnormally enlarged or dilated, as of an organ, orifice, or tubular structure: dilatation of the stomach. Also called dilation.
- Lengthy explanation or elaboration of a subject in writing or speech.
- dilˌa·taˈtion·al adjective
dilatation - Medical Definition
Physiological, pathological, or artificial enlargement of a cavity, canal, blood vessel, or opening.