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divaricate

[dī′var·ə‚kāt]
(biology)
Broadly divergent and spread apart.
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In about 23 cases of large BPH with COPD, extraperitoneal transvesical prostatectomy was done and 19 out of 23 patients reported post-operative wound dehiscence and 5 patients with divarication of recti abdomen (Table-1).
(55) In many respects, however, this divarication was but a return to the internal debate that had erupted within the NAACP three years earlier, leading to Du Bois's resignation from its board as well as editorship of the Crisis magazine.
The upper limit of the rectocele is identified as divarication of the longitudinal muscle of the lower rectum.
At the time of divarication, Laurasia, still intact, would have facilitated movement between regions.