dilatation

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dilatation

[‚dil·ə′tā·shən]
(physics)
The increase in volume per unit volume of any continuous substance, caused by deformation.
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Saha et al(6) proposed that there may intrinsic myopathy that leads to the segmental dilatation of the bowel.
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