Distended sentence example

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  • In aquatic plants the leafstalk is sometimes distended with air, as in Pontederia and Trapa, so as to float the leaf.

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  • As compared with the majority of Acari, ticks are of large size, distended female specimens of some of the species measuring half an inch or more in length, while even the newly hatched young can hardly be regarded as microscopical.

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  • It is not quite so thick as a goosequill when distended, and nearly a foot in length.

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  • On each side of her tail were deep hollows and her stomach was low and distended.

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  • The explanation of these recurring phenomena is that a great cloud or distended stream of meteors revolves around the sun in a period of 331years, and that one portion of the elliptical orbit intersects that of the earth.

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  • We all saw her next day so distended that she was unable to walk.

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  • Several hours elapsed post mortem before this cadaver was frozen and the colon is greatly distended with gas.

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  • Some of the blood vessels have collapsed post mortem and the gut lumen is often distended with gas.

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  • With some systemic diseases the gall bladder becomes pale in color and sometimes also distended.

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  • Manhattan is grotesquely distended, with out of scale skyscrapers sprouting from the litter-strewn earth like gigantic metallic penises.

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  • The distended capillaries allow large molecules e.g. fibrinogen, red blood cells, to escape into the interstitial spaces.

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  • In a few people, the abdomen becomes bloated with a distended bowel that is basically paralyzed.

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  • Despite her intestinal perforation, she remained reasonably well, haemodynamically stable, with a soft distended abdomen.

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  • Back legs held awkwardly to allow for their distended udders, they make their painful way around the ring.

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  • Also after surgery, the infant may experience an abnormal collection of fluid in the abdomen, referred to as ascites, so the doctor should be consulted if the infant's stomach is distended.

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  • Early symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis include an intolerance to formula, distended and tender abdomen, vomiting, and blood (visible or not) in the stool.

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  • The workers in question remain within the nest, suspended by their feet, and serve as living honey-pots for the colony, becoming so distended by the supplies of honey poured into their mouths by their foraging comrades that their abdomens become sub-globular, the pale intersegmental membrane being tightly stretched between the widely-separated dark sclerites.

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  • The blower repeatedly heats the lower part of the mass of glass and keeps it distended by blowing while he swings it over a deep trench which is provided next to his working platform.

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  • Opening their jaws to their fullest extent, they seize the animal generally by the head, and pushing alternately the right and left sides of the jaws forward, they press the body through their elastic gullet into the stomach, its outlines being visible for some time through the distended walls of the abdomen.

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  • As the egg passes at last through the alarmingly distended neck, the snake makes some slight contortions and the swelling collapses, the shell having been filed through by the saw-like apparatus.

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  • Inside this wall is the special covering of the embryo which shortly becomes distended with clear hydatid fluid.

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  • The stomach may become distended with gas on account of acid fermentation leading to the frequent swallowing of saliva, and both this form of flatulence and that caused by the actual formation of gas are much diminished by such drugs as tend to prevent fermentation.

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  • If it becomes distended the ball is pierced to liberate the gas and again lightly closed.

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  • Both sexes feed upon blood; whereas the male alters but little in appearance, the female becomes enormously distended.

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  • For example, spasticity can be aggravated by sensory stimulation from a pressure sore or a distended bladder or rectum.

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  • This stretching is to allow for lengthening of the graft when distended with arterial blood.

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  • However the distended small bowel is likely to be oedematous, fragile and hypoxic, making the anastomosis more hazardous.

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  • Their ears, frightfully distended, held dangling to them disks of wood and plates of gum copal.

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  • This showed the stomach to grossly distended with a large food residue.

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  • The inconsolable crying begins suddenly; the legs may be drawn up, and the belly distended.

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  • Between birth and age two, these children will likely develop other symptoms, such as chronic constipation, small watery stools, a distended abdomen, vomiting, poor appetite, slow weight gain, and failure to thrive.

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  • When the material in the bowel cannot move past the obstruction, the body reabsorbs large amounts of fluid and the abdomen becomes sore to the touch and swollen (distended).

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  • The infant' s abdomen may be swollen and firm (distended) because the abnormal trachea allows air to build up in the stomach, filling the abdominal space that holds the surrounding organs.

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  • A newborn may fail to pass meconium (the first stool) within 24 hours of birth, may repeatedly vomit yellow or green colored bile, and may have a distended (swollen, uncomfortable) abdomen.

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  • When this has taken place, the gorged scorpion becomes distended and tense in the mesosomatic region.

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  • During the second half of pregnancy, secretory activity increases and the alveoli become distended by accumulating colostrum.

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  • If the duodenum is twisted as in volvulus, the newborn may have a distended abdomen and bloody diarrhea.

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  • It is very probable that in Scorpio they do not serve merely to secrete a digestive fluid (shown in other Arthropoda to resemble the pancreatic fluid), but that they also become distended by the juices of the prey sucked in by the scorpion - as certainly must occur in the case of the simple unbranched gastric caeca of the spiders.

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  • Some of the outermost tubules of the ep06phoron are sometimes distended to form hydatids.

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  • The impregnated female jigger burrows into the feet of men and dogs, and becomes distended with eggs until its abdomen attains the size and appearance of a small pea.

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