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diastole


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diastole  \Di*as"to*le\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  put  asunder, 
  to  separate;  dia`  through  +  ?  to  set  to  place.] 
  1.  (Physiol.)  The  rhythmical  expansion  or  dilatation  of  the 
  heart  and  arteries;  --  correlative  to  systole,  or 
  contraction. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  A  figure  by  which  a  syllable  naturally  short  is 
  made  long. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diastole 
  n  :  the  widening  of  the  chambers  of  the  heart  between  two 
  contractions  when  the  chambers  fill  with  blood 




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