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Meaning of DIASTOLE

Pronunciation:  dI'as`tlee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood

DIASTOLE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: beat, heartbeat, pulsation, pulse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

2. (Gram.) A figure by which a syllable naturally short is
   made long.

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