telangiectasia

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Etymology[edit]

Mid 19th c.: New Latin, from Ancient Greek τέλος ‎(télos, end) + ἀγγεῖον ‎(angeîon, vessel) + ἔκτασις ‎(éktasis, dilatation).

Noun[edit]

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telangiectasia ‎(plural telangiectasias)

  1. (medicine) A medical condition characterized by dark red blotches on the skin caused by chronic dilation of the capillaries.
    • 2008, Mary E. Klingensmith, The Washington Manual of Surgery (page 327)
      Chronic venous disease includes cosmetically undesirable telangiectasias, varicose veins, venous ulceration, and claudication.

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telangiectasia f ‎(plural telangiectasie)

  1. (pathology) telangiectasia