Definition of extravasate in English:


Line breaks: ex¦trava|sate
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstravəseɪt
, ɛk-/


[with object] (usually as adjective extravasated) chiefly Medicine
Let or force out (a fluid, especially blood) from the vessel that contains it into the surrounding area: this established the presence of extravasated blood [no object]: some cells may extravasate and form secondary tumours
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  • 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.


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



Pronunciation: /-ˈseɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • 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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