elastance

[ih-las-tuh ns]

Origin of elastance

First recorded in 1880–85; elast(ic) + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for elastance

elastance

noun
  1. physics the reciprocal of capacitance. It is measured in reciprocal farads (darafs)

Word Origin for elastance

C19: from elastic + -ance
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elastance in Medicine

elastance

[ĭ-lăstəns]
n.
  1. A measure of the tendency of a hollow organ to recoil toward its original dimensions upon removal of a distending or compressing force. It is the reciprocal of compliance.
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