hypostatic ectasia


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hy·po·stat·ic ec·ta·si·a

dilation of a blood vessel, usually a vein, in a dependent portion of the body, as in varicose veins of the leg.

hy·po·stat·ic ec·ta·si·a

(hī'pō-stat'ik ek-tā'zē-ă)
Dilation of a blood vessel, usually a vein, in a dependent portion of the body, as in varicose veins of the leg.

hypostatic ectasia

Dilatation of a blood vessel from the pooling of blood in dependent parts, esp. the legs.
See also: ectasia
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