Definition of Ectasis

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

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



Definition of Ectasis

1. n. The lengthening of a syllable from short to long.

Definition of Ectasis

1. Noun. dilatation: for example, bronchiectasis, which refers to a pathologic dilatation of the bronchi of the lung. ¹

2. Noun. The lengthening of a syllable from short to long. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ectasis

1. the lengthening of a usually short syllable [n -TASES] : ECTATIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ectasis

ecstatick
ecstatics
ecstrophe
ect.
ectacolia
ectad
ectal
ectal origin
ectara
ectaras
ectases
ectasia
ectasia cordis
ectasias
ectasis (current term)
ectatic
ectatic aneurysm
ectatic emphysema
ectatic marginal degeneration of cornea
ectental
ecteron
ectethmoid
ecthlipses
ecthlipsis
ecthorea
ecthoreum
ecthyma
ecthyma gangrenosum
ecthymas

Literary usage of Ectasis

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1. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants by James Sowerby, John Thomas Boswell, Phebe Lankester, John William Salter (1866)
"ectasis. Eenth. Anthers terminal, fixed by their base so as to be in a continuous line with the filament. SPECIES V.—ERICA HIBERNICA. ..."

2. On Diseases of the Lungs and Pleuræ Including Consumption by Richard Douglas Powell (1886)
"Bronchi-ectasis consists of a manifest widening of a more or less ... In cylindrical or fusiform bronchi-ectasis, the dilatation involves some length of the ..."

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