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entasis

  

      n   pl   , -ses  
1    a slightly convex curve given to the shaft of a column, pier, or similar structure, to correct the illusion of concavity produced by a straight shaft  
2      (Also called)    entasia     (Physiol)   an involuntary or spasmodic muscular contraction  
     (C18: from Greek, from enteinein to stretch tight, from teinein to stretch)  
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entasia, ectasis, entail, enosis

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