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Meaning of DIASTOLE

Pronunciation:  dI'as`tlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
 

DIASTOLE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: beat, heartbeat, pulsation, pulse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*as"to*le\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to put asunder,
to separate; dia` through + ? to set, to place.]
1. (Physiol.) The rhythmical expansion or dilatation of the
   heart and arteries; -- correlative to systole, or
   contraction.

2. (Gram.) A figure by which a syllable naturally short is
   made long.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arsis, beat, bloat, bloatedness, bloating, blowing up, bout, circle, circuit, course, cycle, dilatation, dilation, distension, downbeat, dropsy, edema, flatulence, flatulency, flatus, gassiness, inflation, intumescence, meteorism, puff, puffiness, puffing, pulse, revolution, rotation, round, series, spell, stretching, swell, swellage, swelling, swollenness, systole, thesis, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumidness, turgescence, turgidity, turgidness, turn, tympanism, tympany, upbeat, wheel, windiness
 

 

 

 

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