Definition of Patulous

1. a. Open; expanded; slightly spreading; having the parts loose or dispersed; as, a patulous calyx; a patulous cluster of flowers.



Definition of Patulous

1. Adjective. open; spread; exposed ¹

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Definition of Patulous

1. spreading; open [adj]

Medical Definition of Patulous

1. Synonym: patent. Origin: L. Patulus, fr. Pateo, to lie open (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patulous

pattress
patty
patty-cake
patty-pan
patty cake
patty shell
pattycake
pattycakes
pattypan
pattypan squash
pattypans
patu
patulent
patulin
patulins
patulous (current term)
patupaiarehe
patus
patwari
patwaris
paty
patzer
patzers
pau d'arco
paua
pauas
paucal
pauce
pauci-
paucibacillary

Literary usage of Patulous

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1. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1890)
"True patulous Foramen Ovale. At the conclusion of my last clinic, I invited a portion of ... The cause of death, however, was a true patulous foramen ovale. ..."

2. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra, Luther Emmett Holt (1912)
"The patulous ductus may either be of equal width throughout its course or it ... The first clinical studies upon the isolated occurrence of patulous ductus ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"Ureter patulous. Right kidney in this cat was cystic. ... Ureter patulous and good collateral circulation. SERIES 2 February 5, 1912. Large white dog. ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1901)
"The left coronary artery was patulous in its proximal portion, but tie •walls showed well-marked fibrosis ; in its distal portion, beyond the point at which ..."

5. The Clinical Journal (1900)
"A right occipito-posterior position will cause a which results in a widely-gaping os and a patulous cervical canal, into which a finger can be easily ..."

6. A treatise on the diseases of the eye and its appendages by Richard Middlemore (1835)
"patulous STATE OF THE LACHRYMAL PUNCTA.—The reverse of the preceding state of the lachrymal puncta may exist, they may be exceedingly open, ..."

7. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1884)
"needle and thread sew up the wound, as the tissue is now patulous and easy to work upon. In this way you can check the haemorrhage, and a suture makes the ..."

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