lymphangiectasia

[n] - dilatation of a lymph vessel
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lymphangiectasia

Dilation of the lymphatic vessels, the basic process that may result in the formation of a lymphangioma. ... Synonym: lymphectasia, telangiectasia lymphatica. ... Origin: Lymphangio-+ G. Ektasis, a stretching ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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lymphangiectasia

lymphangiectasis noun dilatation of a lymph vessel
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lymphangiectasia

(lim-fan″je-әk-ta┬┤zhә) lymphangiectasis.
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Lymphangiectasia

Lymphangiectasia is a pathologic dilation of lymph vessels. When it occurs in the intestines of dogs, and more rarely humans, it causes a disease known as `intestinal lymphangiectasia.` This disease is characterized by lymphatic vessel dilation, chronic diarrhea and loss of proteins such as serum albumin and globulin. It is considered to be a ch..
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