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diastole

Definition:

the widening of the chambers of the heart between 2 contractions when the chambers fill with blood

Class:

event noun (natural events)

Derivative:

diastolic

Plural:

diastoles

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

via Late Latin from Greek: an expansion, from diastellein to expand, from dia- +...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Diastole | Ventricular diastole | atrial diastole

the period of time when the heart refills with blood after systole. Ventricular diastole is the period during which the ventricles are relaxing, while atrial diastole is the period during which the atria are relaxing. The term diastole originates from... (40 of 763 words, 2 images)

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Wiktionary:

diastole | diastoles [plural] | ectasis [synonym, sense-specific] | systole [antonym, sense-specific]

[uncountable, physiology] The phase or process of relaxation and dilation of the heart chambers, between contractions, during which they fill with blood; an instance of the process. | [uncountable, prosody] The lengthening of a vowel or syllable beyond... (37 of 175 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

diastole

the dilatation of the chambers of the heart that follows each contraction, during which they refill with blood (18 of 324 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/diastole

Britannica Encyclopedia:

diastole [heart function]

in the cardiac cycle, period of relaxation of the heart muscle, accompanied by the filling of the chambers with blood. Diastole is followed in the ... (25 of 124 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

diastole | systole [near antonym, sense-specific] | diastolic [derived]

Syllabification: (di·as·to·le) | [physiology] | the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle relaxes and allows the chambers to fill with blood. (21 of 65 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/diastole

diastole [physiology] | diastolic [derived]

the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle relaxes and allows the chambers to fill with blood (18 of 63 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/diastole

American Heritage Dictionary:

diastole | diastolic [adjective, related]

[physiology] The normal rhythmically occurring relaxation and dilatation of ... | The lengthening of a normally short syllable in Greek and Latin ... (21 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

diastole | diastolic [adjective, related]

the usual rhythmic dilatation of the heart, especially of the ventricles, following each contraction (systole), during which the heart muscle relaxes ... (21 of 55 words, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

diastole | diastolic [adjective, related]

a rhythmically recurrent expansion ; especially, the dilatation of the cavities of the heart during which they fill with blood (20 of 53 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/diastole

Random House Dictionary:

diastole

[physiology] the normal rhythmical dilatation of the heart during which the chambers are filling with blood. | [prose] the lengthening of a syllable ... (22 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/diastole

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pulse

alternate expansion and contraction of artery walls as heart action varies blood volume within the arteries. Artery walls are elastic. Hence they ... (22 of 197 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0840509​.html

pulse

in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 ... (24 of 178 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

pulsation [countable/uncountable] | pulsations [plural]

a strong regular movement like that of your heart (9 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pulsation

Cambridge Dictionary:

pulsate | pulsation [noun, derived]

to beat or move with a strong, regular rhythm (9 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pulsate

Encarta Dictionary:

diastole

the rhythmic expansion of the chambers of the heart at each heartbeat, during which they fill with blood (18 of 57 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604457​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

diastole

First use: 16th century

Origin: via Late Latin from Greek: an expansion, from diastellein to expand, from dia- + stellein to place, bring together, make ready

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/diastole

American Heritage Dictionary:

diastole

Origin: Greek diastolē, dilation, separation, from diastellein, to expand: dia-, apart; see "dia-" + ... (13 of 21 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

diastole

Origin: Late Latin from Greek diastolē, expansion, dilatation from diastellein, to separate, dilate from dia-, apart + stellein, to put: see "locus"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/diastole

Oxford Dictionary:

diastole

First use: late 16th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek, "separation, expansion", from diastellein, from dia "apart" + stellein "to place"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/diastole

Merriam-Webster:

diastole

First use: about 1578

Origin: Greek diastolē dilatation, from diastellein to expand, from dia- + stellein to prepare, send

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/diastole

Wiktionary:

diastole

Origin: Ancient Greek διαστολή (diastolē, "separation, drawing asunder"), from διά (dia, "apart") + στέλλειν (stellein, "send").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/diastole

Encarta Dictionary:

diastole

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek, "separation, expansion" from diastellein "to place apart" from stellein "to place"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604457​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

diastole

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "diastole"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "diastole"

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the Free Dictionary:

diastole

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Google Dictionary:

diastole

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

diastole

Audio: North American pronunciation of "diastole"

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YourDictionary Audio:

diastole

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "diastole" by speech synthesizer

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