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telangiectasia

n.

1831, Modern Latin, from Greek telos "end" (see tele-), + angeion "vessel" (see angio-), + ektasis "a stretching out, extension, dilation."

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telangiectasia in Medicine

telangiectasia

(tĕl-ăn′jē-ĕk-tāzhə)
n.
  1. Chronic dilation of groups of capillaries causing elevated dark red blotches on the skin.
Related formstel•an′gi•ec•tatic (-tătĭk) adj.
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