- an enlargement made in a body aperture or canal for surgical or medical treatment.
- a restoration to normal patency of an abnormally small body opening or passageway, as of the anus or esophagus.
- dilatation and curettage,
- dilation and curettage
Origin of dilatation
Examples from the Web for dilatation
As dilatation has often to be kept up for a long time, the patient may be taught to practise this for himself.
The remaining auscultatory indications are similar to those of dilatation.
Fourthly, the rarest have been hypertrophy and hypertrophy with dilatation.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it|Francis E. Anstie
Constipation is an almost constant symptom of dilatation of the stomach.
In the majority of cases of stricture, dilatation of the gullet in front of the constricted portion soon occurs.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
c.1400, from Old French dilatation, from Late Latin dilatationem (nominative dilatatio) "a widening," from past participle stem of Latin dilatare (see dilate).