angiogenesis

noun
an·​gio·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌan-jē-ō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce angiogenesis (audio) \

Definition of angiogenesis

: the formation and differentiation of blood vessels

Other Words from angiogenesis

angiogenic \ ˌan-​jē-​ō-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce angiogenesis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of angiogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The primary goal of the study was to measure markers of angiogenesis, which is the formation of new blood vessels. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 15 May 2021 This leads to the creation of new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. Seena Mathew, Quartz, 31 July 2021 Similarly, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins praises The Edge's interest in angiogenesis. Laurie Mcginley, chicagotribune.com, 21 June 2017 But the research on anti-angiogenesis, also has relevance for tackling obesity. Kim Zetter, WIRED, 10 Feb. 2010 The experience heightened the legendary musician's interest in health and cancer, and especially in angiogenesis, which focuses on the formation of new blood vessels. Laurie Mcginley, chicagotribune.com, 21 June 2017 The experience heightened the legendary musician’s interest in health and cancer, and especially in angiogenesis, which focuses on the formation of new blood vessels. Laurie Mcginley, Philly.com, 20 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of angiogenesis

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angiogenesis

angio- + genesis, perhaps after French angiogénie

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The first known use of angiogenesis was in 1888

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20 May 2022

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“Angiogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angiogenesis. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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angiogenesis

noun
an·​gio·​gen·​e·​sis | \ -ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce angiogenesis (audio) \
plural angiogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce angiogenesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of angiogenesis

: the formation and differentiation of blood vessels

Other Words from angiogenesis

angiogenic \ -​ˈjen-​ik How to pronounce angiogenesis (audio) \ adjective

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