telangiectasia

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

Definition of telangiectasia

plural telangiectasias or telangiectases play \-tə-ˌsēz\
: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

play \-ˌek-ˈta-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of telangiectasia

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


Medical Dictionary

telangiectasia

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

medical Definition of telangiectasia

plural telangiectasias or telangiectases play \-tə-ˌsēz\
: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

play \-ˌek-ˈtat-ik\ adjective

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