distension

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

distention

Definition of distension

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

Origin and Etymology of distension

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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distension

noun dis·ten·sion
variants: or

distention

\dis-ˈten-chən\play

Medical Definition of distension

  1. :  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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