dissecting aneurysm

n.

The splitting or dissection of an arterial wall by blood entering through a tear of the inner lining or by interstitial hemorrhage.

Nearby words

  1. dissatisfy,
  2. dissave,
  3. disseat,
  4. dissect,
  5. dissected,
  6. dissecting cellulitis,
  7. dissection,
  8. dissection tubercle,
  9. disseise,
  10. disseisin


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