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telangiectasis

[tel-an-jee-ek-tuh-sis] /tɛlˌæn dʒiˈɛk tə sɪs/
noun, plural telangiectases
[tel-an-jee-ek-tuh-seez] /tɛlˌæn dʒiˈɛk təˌsiz/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
chronic dilatation of the capillaries and other small blood vessels.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin < Greek tél(os) end + angeî(on) receptacle + éktasis extension
Related forms
telangiectatic
[tel-an-jee-ek-tat-ik] /tɛlˌæn dʒi ɛkˈtæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for telangiectases

telangiectasis

/tɪˌlændʒɪˈɛktəsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz), -sias
1.
(pathol) an abnormal dilation of the capillaries or terminal arteries producing blotched red spots, esp on the face or thighs
Derived Forms
telangiectatic (tɪˌlændʒɪɛkˈtætɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek telos end + angeion vessel + ektasis dilation
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