diastasis

noun
di·​as·​ta·​sis | \ dī-ˈas-tə-səs How to pronounce diastasis (audio) \
plural diastases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diastasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of diastasis

1 : an abnormal separation of parts normally joined together
2 : the rest phase of cardiac diastole occurring between filling of the ventricle and the start of atrial contraction

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“Diastasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/diastasis. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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