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Noun1.ectasis - dilatation or distension of a hollow organ
dilatation, distention, distension - the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
lymphangiectasia, lymphangiectasis - dilatation of a lymph vessel
alveolar ectasia - abnormal enlargement of the air sacs in the lungs
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His latent capacity, or potential energy, for a good attachment became a kinetic movement, turning his apostasis (moving away from the father) into ectasis (moving toward him).
Other abnormalities included prominent varicosities and ectasis, incomplete glottal closure, and structural abnormalities.