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.
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Pero existen diferencias remarcables en sus retratos, no ladean el cuello en la misma direccion, Antonino tiene los cabellos mas encrespados que el macedonio, no presenta rastro alguno de su caracteristico peinado (anastole) y luce barba (41) (Museo del Louvre), mientras que uno de los rasgos mas frecuentes de la iconografia Alejandrina es el rostro afeitado (42).
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).