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[an-jee-oh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌæn dʒi oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
Biology. the formation and development of blood vessels.
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angiogenic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for angiogenesis
  • One highly regarded treatment under study involves drugs known as anti-angiogenesis factors.
  • If angiogenesis can be stopped, then a patient's cancer won't be able to spread.
British Dictionary definitions for angiogenesis


the induction of blood-vessel growth, often in association with a particular organ or tissue, or with a tumour
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Word Origin and History for angiogenesis

1896, from angio- + genesis.

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angiogenesis in Medicine

angiogenesis an·gi·o·gen·e·sis (ān'jē-ō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
The development of the blood vessels.

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angiogenesis in Science
The formation of new blood vessels, especially blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to cancerous tissues.
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