Definition of Lymphangiectasia

1. Noun. Dilatation of a lymph vessel.

Exact synonyms: Lymphangiectasis
Generic synonyms: Ectasia, Ectasis



Definition of Lymphangiectasia

1. Noun. (medicine) dilation of the lymphatic vessels ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Lymphangiectasia

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymphangiectasia

lymphadenography
lymphadenoid
lymphadenoid goiter
lymphadenoma
lymphadenomatosis
lymphadenopathic
lymphadenopathies
lymphadenopathy
lymphadenosis
lymphadenovarix
lymphads
lymphagogue
lymphangeitis
lymphangial
lymphangiectasia (current term)
lymphangiectasias
lymphangiectasis
lymphangiectatic
lymphangiectodes
lymphangiectomy
lymphangiitis
lymphangio-
lymphangioendothelioma
lymphangiogenesis
lymphangiogenic
lymphangiogram
lymphangiograms
lymphangiographies
lymphangiography

Literary usage of Lymphangiectasia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures on the Human Eye in Its Normal and Pathological Conditions by Adolf Alt (1880)
"lymphangiectasia and Serous Cysts. I am not aware that the result of a histological examination of a lymphangiectasia of the conjunctiva has ever been ..."

2. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells (1883)
"lymphangiectasia has occasionally been observed in the conjunctiva. Leber reports a case of hemorrhagic lymphangiectasia in a woman who, from childhood, ..."

3. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"Tubular lymphangitis and lymphangiectasia, which are no frequently ... lymphangiectasia is most often -found in circumscribed localities where the networks ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1899)
"Alt's explanation is that there must have been a hemorrhage which spread only in these lymph vessels. CYSTS. Closely allied to lymphangiectasia are some of ..."

5. Handbook of Diseases of the Skin by Hugo Ziemssen (1885)
"There are transitions from this form into very vascular fibromas and sarcomas ; also forms in which lymphangiectasia is associated with telangiectasia, ..."

6. On the anatomical causes and the nature of sympathetic ophthalmia by Adolf Alt (1877)
"This condition is doubtless one of lymphangiectasia of the conjunctiva. ... Phthisis bulbi ; lymphangiectasia conjunctive ; irido-cyclitis purulenta et ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1885)
"... but such cases have rarely been associated with lymphangiectasia, other than cylindrical dilatation of the duct and enlargement of the receptaculum. ..."

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