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angioedema
  • n  recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs
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angiogenesis inhibitor
  • n  a drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors
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angiogram
  • n  an X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance
    angiograms are produced by angiography
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angiography
  • n  roentgenographic examination of blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque contrast medium; produces an angiogram
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angiohemophilia
  • n  a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand; a genetic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait; characterized by a deficiency of the coagulation factor and by mucosal bleeding
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angiology
  • n  the branch of medical science that studies the blood and lymph vessels and their disorders
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angioma
  • n  a tumor consisting of a mass of blood or lymphatic vessels
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angioplasty
  • n  an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
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angiopteris
  • n  highly variable species of very large primitive ferns of the Pacific tropical areas with high rainfall
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angiopteris evecta
  • n  highly variable species of very large primitive ferns of the Pacific tropical areas with high rainfall
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angiosarcoma
  • n  a rare malignant neoplasm arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels
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angioscope
  • n  a modified microscope used to study capillary vessels
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angiospermae
  • n  comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)
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angiospermous tree
  • n  any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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angiospermous yellowwood
  • n  any of various angiospermous trees having yellow wood
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