Origin of distention
Examples from the Web for distention
Historical Examples of distention
But the distention evoked a long wail which was at once drowned in another one.Penrod
Involucres as many, 1-fruited, each a distention of the lobe.
The larv are hatched in the abdomen of the female, which is capable of distention.
This seems to be due to the distention of the stomach, either by gas or by liquid.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
Emphysema is a distention of the tissues with air or other gases.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
also distension, early 15c., from Middle French distension and directly from Latin distensionem (nominative distensio, distentio), noun of action from past participle stem of distendere (see distend).
- The act of distending or the state of being distended.