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) \

Definition of diapedesis

: the passage of blood cells through capillary walls into the tissues

First Known Use of diapedesis

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diapedesis

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

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“Diapedesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diapedesis. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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) \

Medical Definition of diapedesis

: the passage of blood cells through capillary walls into the tissues

called also emigration

Other Words from diapedesis

diapedetic \ -​ˈdet-​ik How to pronounce diapedesis (audio) \ adjective

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