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dilatation

[ dil-uh-tey-shuhn, dahy-luh- ]
/ ˌdɪl əˈteɪ ʃən, ˌdaɪ lə- /
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noun
a dilated formation or part.
Pathology. an abnormal enlargement of an aperture or a canal of the body.
Surgery.
  1. an enlargement made in a body aperture or canal for surgical or medical treatment.
  2. a restoration to normal patency of an abnormally small body opening or passageway, as of the anus or esophagus.
Mechanics. the increase in volume per unit volume of a homogeneous substance.
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Also dilation.

Origin of dilatation

1350–1400; Middle English (<Old French ) <Latin dīlātātiōn- (stem of dīlātātiō), equivalent to dīlātāt(us) spread out (past participle of dīlātāre to dilate) + iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM dilatation

dil·a·ta·tion·al, adjective
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