hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

n.

An inherited disease, usually beginning after puberty, characterized by multiple telangiectases and by fragile capillaries that break easily and bleed into the skin and mucous membranes.Rendu-Osler-Weber disease Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome

Nearby words

  1. hereditary,
  2. hereditary angioneurotic edema,
  3. hereditary cerebellar ataxia,
  4. hereditary cerebral leukodystrophy,
  5. hereditary chorea,
  6. hereditary hypertrophic neuropathy,
  7. hereditary lymphedema,
  8. hereditary multiple exostoses,
  9. hereditary opalescent dentin,
  10. hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy


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