diastole

noun di·as·to·le \ dī-ˈas-tə-(ˌ)lē \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of diastole

: a rhythmically recurrent expansion; especially : the dilatation of the cavities of the heart during which they fill with blood

diastolic

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈstä-lik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of diastole

Greek diastolē dilatation, from diastellein to expand, from dia- + stellein to prepare, send


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diastole

noun di·as·to·le \ dī-ˈas-tə-(ˌ)lē \

medical Definition of diastole

1 : the passive rhythmical expansion or dilation of the cavities of the heart during which they fill with blood — compare systole
2 : the rhythmical expansion of a pulsating vacuole (as of an amoeba)

diastolic

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈstäl-ik\ adjective

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