diapedesis


di·a·pe·de·sis

noun \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

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

di·a·pe·de·sis

noun \ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
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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