Meaning of diastasis

di•as•ta•sis

Pronunciation: (dī-as'tu-sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. the separation of normally joined parts, as in the dislocation of bones, without fracture.
  2. the diastolic rest period immediately preceding systole.
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