ectasia

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ectasia or ectasis (ɛkˈteɪzɪə, ɛkˈteɪsɪs)
 
n
pathol the distension or dilation of a duct, vessel, or hollow viscus
 
ectasis or ectasis
 
n
 
ec'tatic or ectasis
 
adj

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ectasia ec·ta·si·a (ěk-tā'zē-ə, -zhə) or ec·ta·sis (ěk'tə-sĭs)
n.
Dilation or distention of a tubular structure.

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