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telangiectasia

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noun, tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia \ˌte-ˌlan-jē-ˌek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə, ˌtē-, tə-\

Definition of telangiectasia

plural telangiectasias or telangiectasesplay \-tə-ˌsēz\

  1. :  an abnormal dilation of red, blue, or purple superficial capillaries, arterioles, or venules typically localized just below the skin's surface (as of the face) — compare spider vein

telangiectatic play \-ˌek-ˈta-tik\ adjective


Variants of telangiectasia

or telangiectasis play \-ˈek-tə-səs\

Origin of telangiectasia

New Latin, from tel- + angi- + ectasia, ectasis (as in atelectasis)


First Known Use: 1831


Medical Dictionary

telangiectasia

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noun tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia \ˌtel-ˌan-jē-ˌek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə, ˌtēl-, təl-\

Medical Definition of telangiectasia

plural telangiectasias or telangiectases \-tə-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an abnormal dilation of red, blue, or purple superficial capillaries, arterioles, or venules typically located just below the skin's surface (as on the face)—see ataxia telangiectasia, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, spider vein

telangiectatic \-ˌek-ˈtat-ik\play adjective


Variants of telangiectasia

or telangiectasis \-ˈek-tə-səs\play

Learn More about telangiectasia

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "telangiectasia"


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