telangiectasia

noun
tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia | \ ˌte-ˌlan-jē-ˌek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə , ˌtē- , tə- \
variants: or telangiectasis \ˌte-ˌlan-jē-ˈek-tə-səs, ˌtē-, tə- \
plural telangiectasias or telangiectases\ˌte-ˌlan-jē-ˈek-tə-ˌsēz, ˌtē-, tə- \

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

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Other words from telangiectasia

telangiectatic \ˌte-ˌlan-jē-ˌek-ˈta-tik, ˌtē-, tə- \ adjective

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His inoperable neurological condition HHT (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia) has kept Moskowitz restricted and in rehabilitation since first discovered at the end of last year. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "16 strong seconds for David Moskowitz, Sycamore lacrosse," 9 May 2018 Further scans and exams detected HHT (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia) existed, something no family would expect. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Lacrosse community is #DavidStrong in support of Sycamore's Moskowitz," 26 Apr. 2018 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. Megan Friedman, Cosmopolitan, "This Twentysomething Is Begging Strangers on Facebook to Be Her Organ Donor," 4 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of telangiectasia

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telangiectasia

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

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The first known use of telangiectasia was in 1873

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telangiectasia

noun
tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia | \ ˌtel-ˌan-jē-ˌek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə , ˌtēl- , təl- \
variants: or telangiectasis \-ˈek-tə-səs \
plural telangiectasias or telangiectases\-tə-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of telangiectasia 

: 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

Other words from telangiectasia

telangiectatic \-ˌek-ˈtat-ik \ adjective

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