ectasia

ectasis (ɛkˈteɪsɪs)

/ (ɛkˈteɪzɪə) /

noun

pathol the distension or dilation of a duct, vessel, or hollow viscus

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Derived forms of ectasia

ectatic, adjective
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Medical definitions for ectasia (1 of 2)

ectasia
[ ĕk-tāzhə ]

n.

Dilation or distention of a tubular structure.

Medical definitions for ectasia (2 of 2)

-ectasia

suff.

Dilation:angiectasia.
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