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diapedesis

noun di·a·pe·de·sis \ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-səs\
plural di·a·pe·de·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of DIAPEDESIS

:  the passage of blood cells through capillary walls into the tissues
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Origin of DIAPEDESIS

New Latin, from Greek diapēdēsis, literally, act of leaping through, from diapēdan to leap through, from dia- + pēdan to leap
First Known Use: 1625
Medical Dictionary

diapedesis

noun di·a·pe·de·sis \ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-səs\
plural di·a·pe·de·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of DIAPEDESIS

:  the passage of blood cells through capillary walls into the tissues—called also emigration
di·a·pe·det·ic \-ˈdet-ik\ adjective

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