distention

[ dih-sten-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF distention

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But the distention evoked a long wail which was at once drowned in another one.

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.

Emphysema is a distention of the tissues with air or other gases.

The other is by the contraction and distention of the midriff or diaphragm.

Some hours later the distention of the stomach will float the body.

In the stages of echoing fear, yawning occurs, and the distention of the pupils may be noticed as the emotion develops.

Distention of the seminal vesicles with a superabundance of seminal fluid also acts as a source of irritation.

The distention of the ccum is nearly uniform, the right sacculation being only slightly larger than the left.

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