anastole

an·as·to·le

(an-as'tō-lē),
Obsolete term for the gaping of a wound.
[G. anastolē, the laying bare of a wound]

anastole

An 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.

anastole

retraction, as of the lips of a wound.
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The odd circular moments are emphasized in another letter: "And there is an indistinct moment I don't know whether long or short (but this doesn't matter much), which the adepts of metempsychosis call the anastole in their code, in which everything starts over as the circle closes and reopens immediately" (italics mine).