from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chronic dilation of groups of capillaries causing elevated dark red blotches on the skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A medical condition characterized by dark red blotches on the skin caused by chronic dilation of the capillaries
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a dilatation of the small vessels.
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).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)