vasodilatation

vasodilatation

[vas-oh-dil-uh-tey-shuhn, -dahy-luh-, vey-zoh-]
noun Physiology.
dilatation of the blood vessels, as by the action of a nerve.
Also, vasodilation [vas-oh-dahy-ley-shuhn, -di-, vey-zoh-] .


Origin:
1895–1900; vaso- + dilatation

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vasodilation (vā'zō-dī-lā'shən, -dĭ-) also vasodilatation   (vā'zō-dī-lā'shən, -dĭ-)  Pronunciation Key 
Dilation of a blood vessel, as by the action of a nerve or drug.
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