diastasis

noun

di·​as·​ta·​sis dī-ˈas-tə-səs How to pronounce diastasis (audio)
plural diastases -ˌsēz How to pronounce diastasis (audio)
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 19 Jun. 2024.

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