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diastasis

[dahy-as-tuh-sis]
noun, plural di·as·ta·ses [dahy-as-tuh-seez] /daɪˈæs təˌsiz/.
  1. Medicine/Medical. the separation of normally joined parts, as in the dislocation of bones, without fracture.
  2. Physiology. the diastolic rest period immediately preceding systole.
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Origin of diastasis

1735–45; < New Latin < Greek diástasis a separation. See dia-, stasis
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Historical Examples of diastases

  • The diastases are all colloids, and so are many other catalyzers.

    The Mechanism of Life

    Stphane Leduc


British Dictionary definitions for diastases

diastasis

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
  1. pathol
    1. the separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
    2. the separation of any two parts normally joined
  2. physiol the last part of the diastolic phase of the heartbeat
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Derived Formsdiastatic (ˌdaɪəˈstætɪk), adjective

Word Origin for diastasis

C18: New Latin, from Greek: a separation, from diistanai to separate, from dia- + histanai to place, make stand
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diastases in Medicine

diastasis

(dī-ăstə-sĭs)
n.
  1. Separation of normally joined parts, such as the separation of certain abdominal muscles during pregnancy.divarication
  2. The last stage of diastole in the heart, occurring just before contraction and during which little additional blood enters the ventricle.
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