the development of new blood vessels, especially in tissues where circulation has been impaired by trauma or disease.

1975–80; neo- + vascularization Unabridged
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neovascularization ne·o·vas·cu·lar·i·za·tion (nē'ō-vās'kyə-lər-ĭ-zā'shən)

  1. Proliferation of blood vessels in tissue not normally containing them.

  2. Proliferation of blood vessels of a different kind than usual in tissue.

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