Definition of Diastasis

1. Noun. Separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone.

Generic synonyms: Dislocation



Definition of Diastasis

1. n. A forcible separation of bones without fracture.

Definition of Diastasis

1. Noun. (medicine) a separation between two parts of a bone, without fracture ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Diastasis

1. A forcible of bones without fracture. Origin: NL. See Diastase. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diastasis

diascope
diascopes
diascopy
diascordium
diaspora
diasporan
diasporas
diaspore
diaspores
diasporic
diastalsis
diastaltic
diastase
diastases
diastasic
diastasis (current term)
diastasis recti
diastasuria
diastatic
diastatic skull fracture
diastem
diastema
diastemal
diastemas
diastemata
diastematic
diastematomyelia
diastems
diaster

Literary usage of Diastasis

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1. Dislocations and joint-fractures by Frederic Jay Cotton (1910)
"diastasis OF TIBIA AND FIBULA Fibular luxation outward is described as diastasis of ... diastasis of the tibia and fibula may be a complication of various ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Orthopedic Surgery by James Kelly Young (1894)
"diastasis is an affection of youth and early adult life, and occurs usually as ... One of the best examples of diastasis occurs between the first and second ..."

3. The Hip and its diseases by Virgil Pendleton Gibney (1883)
"In view of the mother's clear recollection of the signs of a diastasis (after the lapse of two years), the recorder of the history could make no other ..."

4. A Manual of Gynecology by John Cooke Hirst (1918)
"CHAPTER XI ABNORMALITIES OF THE ABDOMINAL WALL I. diastasis OF THE RECTI WITH GENERAL ... The patient, if the diastasis i; marked, is incapacitated. ..."

5. Institutes of surgery: Arranged in the Order of the Lectures Delivered in by Charles Bell (1838)
"diastasis. One species of fracture we may dismiss in these preliminary observations. diastasis is separation of the epiphysis from the diaphysis or shaft of ..."

6. Röntgen Ray Diagnosis and Therapy by Carl Beck (1904)
"diastasis OF FRAGMENT* ix ... which revealed the normal direction of the diaphyseal fragments, but a diastasis between it and the olecranon process (Fig. ..."

7. A Practical and systematic treatise on fractures and dislocations by Andrew Jackson Howe (1883)
"diastasis, OR SEPARATION OF THE EPIPHYSIS. Strictly speaking, there can be no ... The obstetrician, unless he bears in mind the dangers of diastasis, may, ..."

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