distension

noun dis·ten·sion \ di-ˈsten(t)-shən \
variants: or distention

Definition of distension

:the act of distending or the state of being distended especially unduly or abnormally

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Origin and Etymology of distension

Middle English distensioun, from Latin distention-, distentio, from distendere


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distension

noun dis·ten·sion
variants: or distention play \dis-ˈten-chən\

medical Definition of distension

:the act of distending or the state of being distended especially unduly or abnormally
  • no noticeable distension of the abdomen
  • —Benjamin Spock

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