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 (tĕl-ăn′jē-ĕk-tā′zhə) also tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sis (-ĕk′tə-sĭs)
Chronic dilation of groups of capillaries causing elevated dark red blotches on the skin.

[New Latin : tel(o)- + Greek angeion, vessel; see angio- + Greek ektasis, expansion (from ekteinein, to stretch out : ek-, ex, ex- + teinein, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots).]

tel·an′gi·ec·tat′ic (-tăt′ĭk) adj.
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(tɪˌlændʒɪˈɛktəsɪs) or


n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz) or -sias
(Pathology) pathol an abnormal dilation of the capillaries or terminal arteries producing blotched red spots, esp on the face or thighs
[C19: New Latin, from Greek telos end + angeion vessel + ektasis dilation]
telangiectatic adj
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(tɛlˌæn dʒiˈɛk tə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
chronic dilatation of the capillaries and other small blood vessels.
[1825–35; tel-2 + angi(o)- + Greek éktasis extension = ekta-, variant s. of ekteínein to stretch out (ek- ec- + teínein to stretch) + -sis -sis]
tel•an`gi•ec•tat′ic (-ˈtæt ɪk) adj.
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a chronic condition of dilatation of the capillaries and other blood vessels, as seen in the reddish faces of heavy drinkers and people whose faces are continually exposed to cold climates. — telangiectic, adj.
See also: Complexion
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(8.) Cohen JM, Cuckow P and Davies EG: Bladder wall telangiectasis causing life-threatening haematuria in ataxia-telangiectasia: a new observation.
Idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasis. Arch Ophthalmol 1982;100:769-80.
Condition Form of lesion Distribution of lesions Acne * Follicular; pustular * Widespread across the Vulgaris comedones whole face, chest, back, neck and shoulders Rosacea * Greater vascular * Central part of the involvement face (across the cheeks * Erythema and nose) Telangiectasis * Hyperplasia of the nose leading to rhinophyma Perioral * Eczematous appearance * Primarily located around Dermatitis (small dry, inflamed the mouth and eyes lesions) Environmental Medicine
Two developing lesions (lesions 1 and 2, the subsequent), distributed on the chest, were mild-atrophic erythema (6.5 cm x 5.0 cm and 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm, respectively), with irregularly ill-defined bounder and telangiectasis [Figure 1]a.
Idiopathic macular telangiectasia type 2 (idiopathic juxtafoveolar retinal telangiectasis type 2A, Mac Tel 2).
Coats' disease (also known as retinal telangiectasis) is characterized by abnormal telangiectasias and aneurysms of retinal vessels leading to retinal exudation and potential serous retinal detachment [1].
Additionally, severe congestion of lamellar blood vessels in concert with telangiectasis and edema were common in the secondary gill lamellae.
Blood vessels tend to show intimal proliferation, nucleomegaly, thrombosis, and telangiectasis. Judicious immunohistochemical staining for keratin would be negative in the mesenchymal atypical cells, arguing against the presence of carcinoma.
b and d) H&E 400x; c) H&E, 1000x; 3: telangiectasis; 4: aggregation of cells of the primary lamella; 5: hypertrophy of chloride cells; 6: intensive epithelial lifting; 7: lamellar aneurysms.