dilation

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noun di·la·tion \dī-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of dilation

  1. 1 :  the act or action of dilating :  the state of being dilated :  expansion, dilatation

  2. 2 :  the action of stretching or enlarging an organ or part of the body

15th Century

First Known Use of dilation

15th century


Medical Dictionary

dilation

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noun di·la·tion \dī-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of dilation

  1. 1:  the state of being dilated :  dilatation

  2. 2:  the action of stretching or enlarging an organ or part of the body <cervical dilation> <dilation of the pupil with atropine>



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