diapedesis

noun

di·​a·​pe·​de·​sis ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-səs How to pronounce diapedesis (audio)
plural diapedeses ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-ˌsēz How to pronounce diapedesis (audio)
: the passage of blood cells through capillary walls into the tissues

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek diapēdēsis, literally, act of leaping through, from diapēdan to leap through, from dia- + pēdan to leap

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diapedesis was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Diapedesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diapedesis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

diapedesis

noun
di·​a·​pe·​de·​sis ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-səs How to pronounce diapedesis (audio)
plural diapedeses -ˌsēz How to pronounce diapedesis (audio)
: the passage of blood cells through capillary walls into the tissues

called also emigration

diapedetic adjective
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