distent

Related to distent: distant, discontent

distent

(dɪsˈtɛnt)
adj
bloated; swollen
n
obsolete breadth; distension
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45) Bracton, ii, 424: 'eo quod sensu carent et ratione, non magis quam brutum animal iniuriam facere possunt nec feloniam, cum non multum distent a brutis.
An explanation of the terms poema and poesis by Jacobus Pontanus in his Poeticarum institutionum libri tres, 1594 (Caput VII, Quid distent poema et poesis 1920), summarizes Renaissance usage and understanding.
Dirigo dehinc oculorum radios ad partes italicas, quo magis inclinat animus; Alpes ipse rigentes ac nivose, per quas ferus ille quodam hostis romani nominis transivit, aceto, si fame credimus, saxa perrumpens, iuxta michi vise sunt, cure tamen magno distent intervallo.
It conducts neuronal signals from the nerve cell to distent targets in the body, such as muscles, organs, or other nerves.