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telangiectasis

[ tel-an-jee-ek-tuh-sis ]
/ tɛlˌæn dʒiˈɛk tə sɪs /
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noun, plural tel·an·gi·ec·ta·ses [tel-an-jee-ek-tuh-seez]. /tɛlˌæn dʒiˈɛk təˌsiz/. Pathology.

chronic dilatation of the capillaries and other small blood vessels.

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Origin of telangiectasis

1825–35; <New Latin <Greek tél(os) end + angeî(on) receptacle + éktasis extension

OTHER WORDS FROM telangiectasis

tel·an·gi·ec·tat·ic [tel-an-jee-ek-tat-ik], /tɛlˌæn dʒi ɛkˈtæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for telangiectasis

telangiectasis

telangiectasia (tɪˌlændʒɪɛkˈteɪzɪə)

/ (tɪˌlændʒɪˈɛktəsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz) or -sias

pathol an abnormal dilation of the capillaries or terminal arteries producing blotched red spots, esp on the face or thighs

Derived forms of telangiectasis

telangiectatic (tɪˌlændʒɪɛkˈtætɪk), adjective

Word Origin for telangiectasis

C19: New Latin, from Greek telos end + angeion vessel + ektasis dilation
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