Definition of "telangiectasia" [telangiectasia]

  • Chronic dilation of groups of capillaries causing elevated dark red blotches on the skin. (noun)

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Use "telangiectasia" in a sentence
  • "It is an inflammatory skin condition which makes the complexion in the areas such as the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead become red, ruddy and flushes easily, pustules that resemble acne appear and red fine dilated blood vessels known as telangiectasia may become more prominent."
  • "One of the unique benefits the Sciton Pro-V offers to physicians, is the ability to upgrade the system to a complete vein treatment center including a BBL (TM), broadband light source for vascular conditions such as telangiectasia and rosacea and, available in 2007, a ClearScan (TM) 1064nm Nd: Yag for the transcutaneous treatment of spider veins."
  • "Risks of premenopausal mammography are some four-fold greater for the 2 percent of women who are carriers of the A-T gene (ataxia telangiectasia) and are highly sensitive to the carcinogenic effects of radiation."