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angiogenesis Syllabification: an·gi·o·gen·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌanjēōˈjenəsəs/

Definition of angiogenesis in English:


The development of new blood vessels.
Example sentences
  • Other important endocrine effects of leptin include immune function regulation, hematopoiesis, angiogenesis, and bone development.
  • Placed at the interface between normal and pathologic physiology is the formation of new blood vessels, or angiogenesis.
  • Similary, angiogenesis also speeds the development of diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.


Pronunciation: /-ˈjenik/
Example sentences
  • In response to hypoxemia, tumors secrete angiogenic cytokines, such as vascular endothelial growth factor, inducing the formation of microvessels from the surrounding host vasculature.
  • Epithelial cells are a rich source of cytokines, including the angiogenic chemokine CXCL5, and play an important role in vascular remodeling in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
  • The role of angiogenesis and angiogenic factors has been widely studied in models of pancreatic [beta] cell carcinogenesis.
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