dilatation


di·la·ta·tion

noun \ˌdi-lə-ˈtā-shən, ˌdī-\

Definition of DILATATION

1
:  amplification in writing or speech
2
a :  the condition of being stretched beyond normal dimensions especially as a result of overwork, disease, or abnormal relaxation <dilatation of the heart> <dilatation of the stomach>
b :  dilation 2
3
:  the action of expanding :  the state of being expanded
4
:  a dilated part or formation
di·la·ta·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

First Known Use of DILATATION

14th century

di·la·ta·tion

noun \ˌdil-ə-ˈtā-shən, ˌdī-lə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DILATATION

1
: the condition of being stretched beyond normal dimensions especially as a result of overwork or disease or of abnormal relaxation <dilatation of the heart> <dilatation of the stomach>
2

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