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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

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