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diastasis

[ dahy-as-tuh-sis ]

noun

, plural di·as·ta·ses [dahy-, as, -t, uh, -seez].
  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.


diastasis

/ ˌdaɪəˈstætɪk; daɪˈæstəsɪs /

noun

  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 Forms

  • diastatic, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of diastasis1

1735–45; < New Latin < Greek diástasis a separation. See dia-, stasis
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Word History and Origins

Origin of diastasis1

C18: New Latin, from Greek: a separation, from diistanai to separate, from dia- + histanai to place, make stand
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Example Sentences

That forward folding and engagement can stress the pelvic floor and exacerbate diastasis recti.

The pulse was preternaturally slow—great stupor—dilatation of the pupils, and diastasis of the bones of the head.

Neither of them for the rest take into account the part played by diastasis and ferments.

As the result of injury, the end of the bone may become detached, a variety of fracture known as diastasis.

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