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Definition of "angiogenesis" []

  • The formation of new blood vessels. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "angiogenesis" in a sentence
  • "And as well, cancer tumors require a process called angiogenesis, which is really, the tumor recruits the blood vessels to itself, to supply itself with nutrients so it can grow."
  • "In the case of cancer, angiogenesis is critical to the development of tumours."
  • "The underlying principle behind anti-angiogenesis is that the development of these blood vessels may be slowed or halted entirely."