- angiitis, angitis
- Inflammation of a blood vessel (arteritis, phlebitis) or lymphatic vessel (lymphangitis). SYN: vasculitis. [angio- + G. -itis, inflammation]- frosted branch a. a. characterized by inflammation of blood vessel s with sheathing giving the appearance of branches on a tree.- hypersensitivity a. an inflammatory reaction in a blood vessel, the result of a specific reaction to an antigenic (allergic) substance or other agents to which the individual expresses unusual vascular sensitization.
Medical dictionary. 2011.