Meaning of phlebectasia in English:

phlebectasia

noun

Medicine
  • Abnormal dilatation of a vein or veins; an instance or type of this; a varix; a venous aneurysm.

Pronunciation

phlebectasia

/ˌflɛbɛkˈteɪzɪə/ /ˌflɛbɛkˈteɪʒə/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. After scientific Latin phlebectasia.