telangiectasia

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noun tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia \ˌte-ˌlan-jē-ˌek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə, ˌtē-, tə-\

Definition of telangiectasia

plural

telangiectasias

or

telangiectases

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  1. :  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

telangiectatic

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Variants of telangiectasia

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telangiectasis

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Origin and Etymology of telangiectasia

New Latin, from tel- + angi- + ectasia, ectasis (as in atelectasis)


First Known Use: 1831


Medical Dictionary

telangiectasia

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noun tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia \ˌtel-ˌan-jē-ˌek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə, ˌtēl-, təl-\

Medical Definition of telangiectasia

plural

telangiectasias

or

telangiectases

\-tə-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  an abnormal dilation of red, blue, or purple superficial capillaries, arterioles, or venules typically located just below the skin's surface (as on the face)—see ataxia telangiectasia, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, spider vein

telangiectatic

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Variants of telangiectasia

or

telangiectasis

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