adjective \ˈpa-chə-ləs\

Definition of PATULOUS

:  spreading widely from a center <a tree with patulous branches>

Origin of PATULOUS

Latin patulus, from patēre to be open — more at fathom
First Known Use: 1616


adjective \ˈpach-ə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PATULOUS

: spread widely apart : wide open or distended <a patulous eustachian tube>
pat·u·lous·ness noun


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