diapedesis

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noun di·a·pe·de·sis \ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-səs\

Definition of diapedesis

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diapedeses

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

Origin and Etymology of diapedesis

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


Medical Dictionary

diapedesis

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noun di·a·pe·de·sis \ˌdī-ə-pə-ˈdē-səs\

Medical Definition of diapedesis

plural

diapedeses

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  1. :  the passage of blood cells through capillary walls into the tissues—called also emigration

diapedetic

\-ˈdet-ik\play adjective

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