Medical Dictionary

elongation

noun elon·ga·tion \(ˌ)ē-ˌlŋ-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of ELONGATION

1
:  the state of being elongated or lengthened; also :  the process of growing or increasing in length <chain elongation in DNA synthesis> <the elongation of a muscle under tension>
2
:  something that is elongated
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