extravasate[ek strav′ə sāt′]
extravasate definition by Webster's New World
transitive verb extravasated, extravasating
to allow or force (blood, etc.) to flow from its normal vessels into the surrounding body tissues
Origin: Classical Latin extra (see extra-) plush vas, a vessel plush -ate
- to flow out or escape into surrounding tissues: said of blood, lymph, etc.
- to flow out, as lava from a vent
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- extravasation noun
extravasate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb ex·trav·a·sat·ed, ex·trav·a·sat·ing, ex·trav·a·sates verb, transitive
- Pathology To force the flow of (blood or lymph) from a vessel out into surrounding tissue.
- Geology To cause (molten lava) to pour forth from a volcanic vent.
- Pathology To exude from a vessel into surrounding tissue.
- Geology To erupt.
Origin: extra- + vas(o)- + -ate1.
- ex·travˌa·saˈtion noun
extravasate - Medical Definition
To exude from or pass out of a vessel into the tissues. Used of blood, lymph, or urine.
- extravasate, ex·travˌa·saˈtion noun