ectasis definition

  • noun:
    • dilatation: for instance, bronchiectasis, which relates to a pathologic dilatation of the bronchi for the lung.
    • The lengthening of a syllable from brief to long.
    • The lengthening of a syllable from quick to long.
    • In anc. ortho√ępy and prosody: The pronunciation of a vowel as long.
    • The lengthening or protraction of a vowel often brief. See diastole.
    • In old rhetoric: The use of a lengthy vowel or syllable in part of a clause or phrase where it'll produce an unique rhythmical effect.
    • the usage of a kind of a word longer than that commonly used. This really is usually called paragoge.
    • dilatation or distension of a hollow organ

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