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a postponement to a later time.
atrioventricular delay (AV delay) atrioventricular interval (def. 2).
1. In a medical sense, to put off for a time, either for clinical reasons or through physiologic dysfunction.
2. The elapsed time inherent in sense 1.
Postponement or deferral to a later time.
[O.Fr. deslaier, fr. Germanic]