divarication

divarication
n.
the separation or stretching of bodily structures. Rectus divarication is stretching of the rectus abdominis muscle, a common condition associated with pregnancy or obesity.

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  • Divarication — Di*var i*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. divarication.] 1. A separation into two parts or branches; a forking; a divergence. [1913 Webster] 2. An ambiguity of meaning; a disagreement of difference in opinion. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. (Biol.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Divaricatĭon — (v. lat.), die Verästelung der Adern …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Divarication — Divarication, lat. deutsch, die Verästelung einer Ader …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • divarication — [dī var΄i kā′shən, divar΄i kā′shən] n. 1. a divaricating, or branching 2. a difference of opinion * * * di·var·i·ca·tion (dī văr ĭ kāʹshən, dĭ ) n. 1. The act of divaricating. 2. The point at which branching occurs. 3. A divergence of opinion. *… …   Universalium

  • divarication — index dichotomy, digression, disassociation, split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • divarication — [dī var΄i kā′shən, divar΄i kā′shən] n. 1. a divaricating, or branching 2. a difference of opinion …   English World dictionary

  • divarication — SYN: diastasis (1). [L. divaricare, to spread asunder] * * * n. the separation or stretching of bodily structures. Rectus divarication is stretching of the rectus abdominis muscle, a common condition associated with pregnancy or obesity. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • divarication — dvejinimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. bifurcation; divarication; doubling vok. Spaltung, f; Verdoppelung, f; Zweiteilung, f rus. раздвоение, n; удвоение, n pranc. bifurcation, f; dédoublement, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Divarication of rectus abdominis muscles — The rectus abdominis muscles should meet in the midline at the linea alba. Superior to the umbilicus, some people have a congenital defect that results in a wider gap between them. As a result, when a patient flexes the abdominal muscles as when… …   Wikipedia

  • divarication — noun Date: 1578 1. the action, process, or fact of divaricating 2. a divergence of opinion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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