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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Distensibility The quality or capacity of being distensible.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n distensibility The quality of being distensible; capacity for distention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Distensibility capacity for distension
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. distendĕredis, asunder, tendĕre, tensum or tentum, to stretch.


In literature:

Its upper canine teeth (the "sabres") were several inches in length, and it had enormously distensible jaws to make them effective.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
Such occurrences are by no means uncommon when the great sky-lantern is at its full distension.
"Kai Lung's Golden Hours" by Ernest Bramah
The process was not helped by the alarming distension of Mr. Gribble's figure.
"Night Watches" by W.W. Jacobs
It is doubtless for the same reason that, as some women have found, more distension of the bladder is possible without corsets than with them.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Rice he can cook elegantly, every grain being steamed to its utmost degree of distension.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
The manner in which the bladder is connected to neighbouring parts is such as to admit of its full distension.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
How is this distension brought about?
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
If the distension persists, the ligaments become elongated and the joint unstable.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
As the distension and pain occur immediately after the animal has drunk the water, there can be no doubt as to the exciting cause.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
What is said of the distensible character of the stomach and alimentary canal?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The symptoms generally are obscure; for in the majority of instances the distension of the bladder will simply aggravate the general uneasiness.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
His nostrils were straining and there was an unnatural distension of the eye-balls.
"The Sheriff of Badger" by George B. Pattullo
When death occurs it is usually from syncope through over-distension of the heart.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
This is a very certain indication, as it arises from temporary distensions of the pelvis, which nothing else can occasion.
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
They must be produced mechanically by distension and irritation of the colon.
"Health Through Will Power" by James J. Walsh
It is subject to erection or distension, like the penis, from like causes.
"Fruits of Philosophy" by Charles Knowlton
The only other interference with Nature is the distension of the ear-lobes in the older men of the hill districts.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
The abdomen is as large as in common pregnancy at the sixth month, but does not present the same uniform distension, being irregularly shaped.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
In this way hydronephrosis, or distension of the kidney with urine, may be produced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
But the Great Cham had overestimated the capabilities of the distension of his jaws, and they became dislocated.
"Curiosities of Olden Times" by S. Baring-Gould

In news:

A 10-month-old female patient presented with a 1-month history of irregular fever and abdominal distension.
In February, 2010, a 45-year-old woman weighing 220 kg (body-mass index 68 kg/m 2 ) was referred to our institution after a 3-month history of progressive abdominal distension without fever or night sweats or other complaints.
A 73-year-old woman presented with 5-day history of colicky abdominal pain, distension, vomiting, and signs of peritonism in the lower abdomen.
Radiologists have a critical role in the diagnosis and management of abdominal distension in neonates, the most common abdominal emergency in this group.
A 58-year-old female presents with abdominal distension.

In science:

Tidal distension of spacecraft electronics due to spin and solar and galactic gravitation elegantly explains al l variations in the anomaly reported by Anderson et al .
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies