vasculitis

noun
vas·​cu·​li·​tis | \ ˌva-skyə-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce vasculitis (audio) \
plural vasculitides\ ˌva-​skyə-​ˈli-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce vasculitides (audio) \

Definition of vasculitis

: inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel

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The project halted when her father became ill with vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. Rick Kogan, chicagotribune.com, "The wonderful adventure of being Harold Ramis' daughter," 25 June 2018 His daughter Sally Bliss said the cause was complications of vasculitis, an inflammatory blood vessel disease. Ian Austen, New York Times, "Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of vasculitis

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasculitis

borrowed from German Vasculitis, from Latin vāsculum "small container, vessel" + New Latin -itis -itis — more at vascular

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vasculitis

noun
vas·​cu·​li·​tis | \ ˌvas-kyə-ˈlīt-əs How to pronounce vasculitis (audio) \
plural vasculitides\ -​ˈlit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce vasculitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of vasculitis

: inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel

called also angiitis

Other Words from vasculitis

vasculitic \ ˌvas-​kyə-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce vasculitic (audio) \ adjective

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about vasculitis

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