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noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz), -sias
(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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Word Origin and History for telangiectasia

1831, Modern Latin, from Greek telos "end" (see tele-), + angeion "vessel" (see angio-), + ektasis "a stretching out, extension, dilation."

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telangiectasia in Medicine

telangiectasia tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia (těl-ān'jē-ěk-tā'zhə) or tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sis (-ěk'tə-sĭs)
Chronic dilation of groups of capillaries causing elevated dark red blotches on the skin.

tel·an'gi·ec·tat'ic (-tāt'ĭk) adj.
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