Origin of distention
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Examples from the Web for overdistention
He pointed out that the excitation of the heart due to the action of alcohol was reflected in an overdistention of the arteries.
This overdistention gradually led to degenerations in the arterial walls.
Word Origin and History for overdistention
also distension, early 15c., from Middle French distension and directly from Latin distensionem (nominative distensio, distentio), noun of action from past participle stem of distendere (see distend).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act of distending or the state of being distended.
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