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diapedesis

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noun, di·a·pe·de·sis \ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-səs\

Definition of diapedesis

plural diapedesesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

diapedesis

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

Medical Definition of diapedesis

plural diapedeses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the passage of blood cells through capillary walls into the tissues—called also emigration

diapedetic \-ˈdet-ik\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "diapedesis"


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