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lym·phan·gi·ec·ta·sis, lymphangiectasia (lim-fan'jē-ek'tă-sis, -ek-tā'zē-a),
Dilation of the lymphatic vessels, the basic process that may result in the formation of a lymphangioma.
[lymphangio- + G. ektasis, a stretching]
Etymology: Gk, telos, end, angeion, vessel, ektasis, swelling; L, lympha, water
a congenital or acquired condition of obstructed dilated lymphatic vessels resulting in lymphangiomas.
A tumor composed of dilated lymph vessels.
See also: telangiectasia