Obsolete term for the gaping of a wound.
[G. anastolē, the laying bare of a wound]
anastoleAn obsolete term for a gaping wound or wound retraction.
anastole(ă-nas′tŏ-lē) [Gr. anastolē, a pushing back]
Shrinking away or retraction of the edges of a wound.
retraction, as of the lips of a wound.