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Meaning of DILATATION

Pronunciation:  `dilu'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
  2. [n]  the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
 

DILATATION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: dilation, distension
 
 See Also: ectasia, ectasis, enlargement, expansion, mydriasis, physiological condition, physiological state, varicocele, vasodilation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dil`a*ta"tion\, n. [OE. dilatacioun, F. dilatation,
L. dilatatio, fr. dilatare. See {Dilate}, and cf. 2d
{Dilation}.]
1. Prolixity; diffuse discourse. [Obs.] ``What needeth
   greater dilatation?'' --Chaucer.

2. The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on al? sides;
   the state of being dilated; dilation.

3. (Anat.) A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other
   organ.

 

 

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