[ ih-las-tuh ns ]
/ ɪˈlæs təns /
the reciprocal of capacitance.
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British Dictionary definitions for elastance
/ (ɪˈlæstəns) /
physics the reciprocal of capacitance. It is measured in reciprocal farads (darafs)
Word Origin for elastance
C19: from elastic + -ance
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Medicine definitions for elastance
[ ĭ-lăs′təns ]
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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