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“diastole” in British English

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diastolenoun [ U ]

uk /daɪˈæs.təl.i/ us /daɪˈæs.təl.i/ specialized

the period of time when the heart is filling with blood after contraction (= when blood is pushed out of the heart)

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(Definition of “diastole” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“diastole” in American English

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diastolenoun [ C ]

/dɑɪˈæs·tə·li/

biology the part of a heart’s action during which it fills with blood

(Definition of “diastole” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)