Definition of expander
: one that expands; specifically : any of several colloidal substances (such as dextran) of high molecular weight used as a blood or plasma substitute for increasing the blood volume
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This reconstructive procedure involves inserting tissue expanders under the chest skin and muscle at the time of the mastectomy, my surgeon explained.
For them, LSD is less a kaleidoscopic mind expander than a humble mood enhancer, as subtle and quotidian as Prozac.
So here goes with a far from complete itemization of the year’s great conversation starters — and continuers and expanders — in the New York theater.
A small needle is used to fill the expander with sterile saline.
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Medical Definition of expander
: any of several colloidal substances (as dextran) of high molecular weight used as a blood or plasma substitute for increasing the blood volume—called also extender
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