dilatation

noun
di·la·ta·tion | \ˌdi-lə-ˈtā-shən, ˌdī-\

Definition of dilatation 

1 : amplification in writing or speech

2a : 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 sense 2

3 : the action of expanding : the state of being expanded

4 : a dilated part or formation

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dilatational \-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl \ adjective

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Poppy had gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), more commonly known as bloat. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Saved by junk food? That seems to be the case with bloated dog," 21 Mar. 2018 An enlarged stomach accompanied by drooling, panting and retching without bringing anything up is a sign of gastric dilatation volvulus, commonly known as bloat and often seen in deep-chested dogs. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "What to know in case of pet trauma," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dilatation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dilatation

noun
di·la·ta·tion | \ˌdil-ə-ˈtā-shən, ˌdī-lə- \

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

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