One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]usually as adjective extravasated
Let or force out (a fluid, especially blood) from the vessel that naturally contains it into the surrounding area.
ooze, trickle, exude, drip, dribble, flow, issue, discharge, excrete, escape, leak, drain, bleed, sweat, well, leach, filter, percolate, permeate, soakView synonyms
- ‘Scattered areas of lymphocytic exocytosis and extravasated red blood cells within the superficial dermis and epidermis were also present.’
- ‘Less blood is usually extravasated into the lumen of the small bowel and its anatomy is more difficult to identify due to its length and positioning.’
- ‘Dilated vessels and extravasated red cells were noted throughout most lesions.’
- ‘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’ + -ate.
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