Definition of telangiectasia
: an abnormal dilation of red, blue, or purple superficial capillaries, arterioles, or venules typically localized just below the skin's surface (as of the face) — compare spider vein
telangiectaticplay \-ˌek-ˈta-tik\ adjective
Recent Examples of telangiectasia from the Web
Di Bernardo suffers from hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, or HHT, which makes the body create blood vessels without the typical capillaries that go between arteries and veins.
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Origin and Etymology of telangiectasia
New Latin, from tel- + angi- + ectasia, ectasis (as in atelectasis)
First Known Use: 1831See Words from the same year
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