Definition of Ectasia

1. Noun. Dilatation or distension of a hollow organ.

Exact synonyms: Ectasis
Generic synonyms: Dilatation, Distension, Distention
Specialized synonyms: Lymphangiectasia, Lymphangiectasis, Alveolar Ectasia

Definition of Ectasia

1. n. A dilatation of a hollow organ or of a canal.

Definition of Ectasia

1. Noun. (medicine) ectasis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ectasia

1. A dilatation of a hollow organ or of a canal. Origin: NL. See Ectasis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ectasia

ecstatica
ecstatical
ecstatically
ecstaticas
ecstatick
ecstatics
ecstrophe
ect.
ectacolia
ectad
ectal
ectal origin
ectara
ectaras
ectases
ectasia (current term)
ectasia cordis
ectasia ventriculi paradoxa
ectasias
ectasis
ectatic
ectatic aneurysm
ectatic emphysema
ectatic marginal degeneration of cornea
ectental
ecteron
ectethmoid
ecthlipses
ecthlipsis
ecthorea

Literary usage of Ectasia

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1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"(a) Partial ectasia. 56. Partial ectasia of the sclera is represented by a circumscribed protrusion taking the form of a dark prominence or swelling ..."

2. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"Two types of ectasia are recognized: (a) Inflammatory ectasia, and (6) non-inflammatory ectasia. Inflammatory ectasia.—Two forms occur in animals, viz. ..."

3. Diseases of the Stomach and Upper Alimentary Tract by Anthony Bassler (1913)
"MYASTHENIA GASTRICA AND ATONIC ectasia. Classification of Primary States of ... Atony from mechanic*' reasons will be described under secondary ectasia, ..."

4. Diseases of the stomach, intestines, and pancreas by Robert Coleman Kemp (1917)
"In the cases of ectasia due to benign stenosis there is at times, under treatment, ... Obstructive Type (Stenotic) of ectasia The stenosis causing ..."

5. Diagnosis from Ocular Symptoms by Matthias Lanckton Foster (1917)
"ectasia of the Cornea This is a small protrusion of the corneal tissue alone, without involvement of the iris, ..."

6. Modern Ophthalmology; a Practical Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, and by James Moores Ball (1904)
"If only a simple cloud is present, the lesion is in the endothelium. In enlargement and ectasia of the cornea the existence of an ulcer of the posterior ..."

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