patulous

adjective pat·u·lous \ ˈpa-chə-ləs \

Definition of patulous

: spreading widely from a center
  • a tree with patulous branches

Origin and Etymology of patulous

Latin patulus, from patēre to be open — more at fathom


Medical Dictionary

patulous

adjective pat·u·lous \ ˈpach-ə-ləs \

medical Definition of patulous

: spread widely apart : wide open or distended
  • a patulous eustachian tube

patulousness

noun

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