Origin of distention
1375–1425; late Middle English distensiounRelated formshy·per·dis·ten·tion, nouno·ver·dis·ten·tion, nounsu·per·dis·ten·tion, noun
< Latin distentiōn-
(stem of distentiō
), equivalent to distent(us
+ -iōn- -ion
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for overdistention
Historical Examples of overdistention
This overdistention gradually led to degenerations in the arterial walls.
He pointed out that the excitation of the heart due to the action of alcohol was reflected in an overdistention of the arteries.
Word Origin and History for overdistention
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
overdistention in Medicine
The act of distending or the state of being distended.
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