Definition of extravasate in English:

extravasate

Syllabification: ex·trav·a·sate
Pronunciation: /ikˈstravəˌsāt
 
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verb

[with object] (usually as adjective extravasated) chiefly Medicine
Let or force out (a fluid, especially blood) from the vessel that naturally contains it into the surrounding area.
More example sentences
  • Scattered areas of lymphocytic exocytosis and extravasated red blood cells within the superficial dermis and epidermis were also present.
  • Aggressive angiomyxoma has extravasated red blood cells and thick-walled vessels, some of which may be large.
  • The infant should be assessed for pallor, petechiae, extravasated blood, excessive bruising, hepatosplenomegaly, weight loss, and evidence of dehydration.

Origin

mid 17th century: from extra- 'outside' + Latin vas 'vessel' + -ate3.

Derivatives

extravasation

Pronunciation: /ikˌstravəˈsāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • Tumors show a spindle cell neoplasm with prominent extravasation.
  • Purpura results from the extravasation of blood from the vasculature into the skin or mucous membranes.
  • This pain is a potential warning sign of tissue damage and possible phlebitis or extravasation.

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