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distention

 [dis-ten´shun]
1. the state of being distended, stretched out, or enlarged.
2. the act of distending.

dis·ten·tion

, distension (dis-ten'shŭn), Although distension is historically the more correct spelling, the word is usually spelled distention in the U.S.
The act or state of being distended or stretched.
See also: dilation.
[L. dis-tendo, to stretch apart]

dis·ten·tion

, distension (dis-ten'shŭn)
The act or state of being distended or stretched.
See also: dilation
[L. dis-tendo, to stretch apart]

distention

An expansion or swelling from an increase in internal pressure.

dis·ten·tion

, distension (dis-ten'shŭn)
The act or state of being distended or stretched.
See also: dilation
[L. dis-tendo, to stretch apart]
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