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distension

distension

noun dis·ten·sion \di-ˈsten(t)-shən\

Definition of DISTENSION

:  the act of distending or the state of being distended especially unduly or abnormally

Variants of DISTENSION

dis·ten·sion or dis·ten·tion \di-ˈsten(t)-shən\

Origin of DISTENSION

Middle English distensioun, from Latin distention-, distentio, from distendere
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with DISTENSION

distension

noun dis·ten·sion   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISTENSION

:  the act of distending or the state of being distended especially unduly or abnormally <no noticeable distension of the abdomen—Benjamin Spock>

Variants of DISTENSION

dis·ten·sion or dis·ten·tion \dis-ˈten-chən\

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