telangiectasia

[ tĕl-ăn′jē-ĕk-tāzhə ]

n.

Chronic dilation of groups of capillaries causing elevated dark red blotches on the skin.

Related forms

tel•an′gi•ec•tatic (-tătĭk) adj.
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