lymphangiectasis
n.
dilatation of the lymphatic vessels, which is usually congenital and produces enlargement of various parts of the body (e.g. the leg in Milroy's disease). It may also be caused by obstruction of the lymphatic vessels. See lymphoedema.

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lym·phan·gi·ec·ta·sis (lim-fan″je-ekґtə-sis) [lymph- + angiectasis] dilatation of lymphatic vessels. lymphangiectatic adj

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