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dilatation of an artery.
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ar·te·ri·ec·ta·sis, arteriectasia (ar'tĕr-ē-ek'tă-sis, -ek-tā'zē-ă),
Obsolete term for vasodilation of the arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. ektasis, distention]
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arteriectasisA near-extinct term for widening of arteries; i.e., vasodilation, vascular ectasia.
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