ptyalectasis

ptyalectasis
SYN: sialectasis. [ptyal- + G. ektasis, a stretching out]

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pty·a·lec·ta·sis (ti″ə-lekґtə-sis) [ptyalo- + ectasis] 1. operative dilatation of a salivary duct. 2. dilatation of one of the ducts of the salivary glands.

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  • ptyalectasis — /tuy euh lek teuh sis/, n., pl. ptyalectases / seez /. spontaneous or surgical dilatation of a salivary duct. [ < Gk ptýal(on) saliva + éktasis a stretching out, equiv. to ek EC + ta , var. s. of teínein to stretch + sis SIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ptyalectasis — /tuy euh lek teuh sis/, n., pl. ptyalectases / seez /. spontaneous or surgical dilatation of a salivary duct. [ < Gk ptýal(on) saliva + éktasis a stretching out, equiv. to ek EC + ta , var. s. of teínein to stretch + sis SIS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sialectasis — Dilation of a salivary duct. SYN: ptyalectasis. [sial + G. ektasis, a stretching] * * * si·al·ec·ta·sis .sī əl ek tə səs n abnormal dilation of the ducts of a salivary gland …   Medical dictionary

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