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di•as•ta•sis



Pronunciation: (dī-as'tu-sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz"). [key]

1. Med.the separation of normally joined parts, as in the dislocation of bones, without fracture.
2. Physiol.the diastolic rest period immediately preceding systole.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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