Diapedesis meaning

dīə-pĭ-dēsĭs
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The movement or passage of blood cells, especially white blood cells, through intact capillary walls into surrounding body tissue.
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The migration of blood cells, esp. erythrocytes, through intact capillary walls into the tissues.
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The movement or passage of blood cells, especially white blood cells, through intact capillary walls into surrounding body tissue.
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The migration of blood cells (especially leucocytes) through the intact walls of blood vessels into the surrounding tissue.
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Origin of diapedesis

  • Greek diapēdēsis transudation from diapēdān to ooze through dia- dia- pēdān to leap, throb ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition