(pathol) the distension or dilation of a duct, vessel, or hollow viscus

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


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