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telangiectasia

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

Definition of TELANGIECTASIA

:  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
tel·an·gi·ec·tat·ic \-ˌek-ˈta-tik\ adjective

Variants of TELANGIECTASIA

tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia or tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sis \-ˈek-tə-səs\

Origin of TELANGIECTASIA

New Latin, from tel- + angi- + ectasia, ectasis (as in atelectasis)
First Known Use: 1831

telangiectasia

noun tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia \ˌtel-ˌan-jē-ˌek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə, ˌtēl-, təl-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sias or tel·an·gi·ec·ta·ses \-tə-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of TELANGIECTASIA

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:  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 spider vein
tel·an·gi·ec·tat·ic \-ˌek-ˈtat-ik\ adjective

Variants of TELANGIECTASIA

tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia or tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sis \-ˈek-tə-səs\

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