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ex·pand

 (ĭk-spănd′)
v. ex·pand·ed, ex·pand·ing, ex·pands
v.tr.
1. To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge: expanded her store by adding a second room. See Synonyms at increase.
2. To express at length or in detail; enlarge on: expanded his remarks afterward.
3. To open (something) up or out; spread out: The bird expanded its wings and flew off.
4. Mathematics To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
v.intr.
1. To become greater in size, volume, quantity, or scope: Air expands when heated. This critic's influence is expanding.
2. To speak or write at length or in detail: expand on a favorite topic.
3. To open up or out; unfold: The chair expands to form a daybed.

[Middle English expanden, to spread out, from Latin expandere : ex-, ex- + pandere, to spread; see petə- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pand′a·ble adj.
ex·pand′er n.

expander

(ɪkˈspændə)
n
1. a device for exercising and developing the muscles of the body: a chest expander.
2. (Electronics) an electronic device for increasing the variations in signal amplitude in a transmission system according to a specified law. Compare compressor5, compander
Translations
expanseur

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'Mino-Wrap is a combination product that is designed to provide both a cushioning element between the tissue expander ('TE') and surrounding tissue reducing post-surgical inflammation, and to prevent colonization of the surgical pocket and the TE device following mastectomy,' said Mr.
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Under local anesthesia, a midcrestal incision was done and a full mucoperiosteal flap was released, and the expander and its fixing screw were removed.
(IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today introduced a new flash memory expander that allows customers to easily increase solid state drive (SSD) memory at a significantly lower cost.
In an effort to provide the patient with a more comfortable, gradual tissue expansion process that they can control, AirXpanders has developed and is investigating a breast tissue expansion system consisting of an implantable tissue expander, AeroForm, and a handheld radio-frequency dosage controller.
Rankine Cycle with a Reciprocating Expander. A reciprocating Rankine cycle shown in Figure 1 is explained by the following steps:
The expander can subsequently undergo inflation both to stretch the dimensions of the retained skin envelope and to avoid wound contraction during the process of wound maturation after the mastectomy [15].
A RC system includes four main components: 1) an evaporator, 2) an expander, 3) a condenser, and 4) a pump; refer to Figure 1.