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a postponement to a later time.
atrioventricular delay (AV delay) atrioventricular interval (def. 2).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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Postponement or deferral to a later time.
[O.Fr. deslaier, fr. Germanic]
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