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vasculitis Line breaks: vas¦cu|litis
Pronunciation: /ˌvaskjʊˈlʌɪtɪs/

Definition of vasculitis in English:

noun (plural vasculitides ˌvaskjʊˈlʌɪtɪdiːz)

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of a blood vessel or blood vessels: [mass noun]: there is no evidence of vasculitis [count noun]: symptoms suggestive of a systemic vasculitis
More example sentences
  • Leigh died from a condition called vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels.
  • Amphetamines and MDA also will produce vasculitis when used chronically.
  • Other side effects include hepatitis, vasculitis, and thrombocytopenia.


Pronunciation: /ˌvaskjʊˈlɪtɪk/
Example sentences
  • As in this case, asthma may appear to be relatively quiescent as the full-blown vasculitic disorder becomes clinically manifest.
  • Immediate therapy can be dramatic in effect and prevent further vasculitic complications, permanent blindness, or death.
  • This genetic disorder predisposes to chronic obstructive airway disease, chronic liver disease, and rarely to skin and vasculitic disorders.
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