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      n   pl   , -ses  
1      (Pathol)  
a    the separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone  
b    the separation of any two parts normally joined  
2      (Physiol)   the last part of the diastolic phase of the heartbeat  
     (C18: New Latin, from Greek: a separation, from diistanai to separate, from dia- + histanai to place, make stand)  
  diastatic      adj  
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