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Spreading or expanded: patulous branches.

[From Latin patulus, from patēre, to be open; see petə- in Indo-European roots.]

pat′u·lous·ly adv.


(ˈpætjʊləs) or


1. (Botany) botany spreading widely or expanded: patulous branches.
2. rare gaping
[C17: from Latin patulus open, from patēre to lie open]
ˈpatulously adv
ˈpatulousness n


(ˈpætʃ ə ləs)

spreading, as a tree or calyx.
[1610–20; < Latin patulus standing wide-open. See patent, -ulous]
pat′u•lous•ly, adv.


a. abierto-a, distendido-a.
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In this study, anorectal lesions, longitudinal ulcers, aphthous ulcers, and a cobblestone appearance were significantly more common in CD, whereas involvement of fewer than 4 segments, a patulous ileocecal valve, transverse ulcers, and scars or pseudopolyps were common in ITB.
into four subtypes: (1) simple syringocele, which is a minimal dilation of the duct, (2) perforate syringocele, which is a duct that resembles a diverticulum and drains into the urethra through a patulous ostium, (3) imperforate syringocele, which is a bulbous duct, which appears like a submucosal cyst, and lastly (4) a ruptured syringocele, which is the remaining fragile membrane after a duct ruptures in the urethra [3].
assessment of anal tone by evaluating the muscle bulk of the buttocks and whether the anus is patulous
2,6,7) Handheld tympanometry that is flatlined or fluctuates with breathing can help support the diagnosis of a subtle middle ear effusion or patulous eustachian tube, respectively.
Successfully responding patients and their parents were satisfied with the results from TAI and were comfortable with its use, with the exception of 1 patient who had a patulous anus and had difficulty in maintaining the TAI system in the rectum during irrigation.
16] These products are not licensed for use in children and in our experience have caused patulous and atonic anal sphincters in 2 children (these cases are not included in this series).