extravasate

verb ex·trav·a·sate \ ik-ˈstra-və-ˌsāt , -ˌzāt \

Definition of extravasate

extravasated; extravasating
transitive verb
:to force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
intransitive verb
:to pass by infiltration or effusion from a proper vessel or channel (such as a blood vessel) into surrounding tissue

extravasation

play \ik-ˌstra-və-ˈsā-shən, -ˈzā-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of extravasate

Latin extra + vas vessel


Medical Dictionary

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extravasate

verb ex·trav·a·sate \ ik-ˈstrav-ə-ˌsāt, -ˌzāt \

medical Definition of extravasate

extravasated; extravasating
transitive verb
:to force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
  • extravasated blood
intransitive verb
:to pass by infiltration or effusion from a proper vessel or channel (as a blood vessel) into surrounding tissue

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extravasate

noun

medical Definition of extravasate


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