spider vein
noun Date: 1976 a telangiectasia (as of the legs or face) often appearing as a central area with outward radiations resembling the legs of a spider

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spider vein — n a telangiectasia (as on the legs or face) often appearing as a central area with outward radiations resembling the legs of a spider …   Medical dictionary

  • spider vein — pat spi′der vein n. one of a radiating network of dilated capillaries on the skin …   From formal English to slang

  • spider vein — noun : one or more bluish, purplish, or reddish dilated capillaries, arterioles, or venules just below the surface of the skin (as on the legs or face) that often appear as a central area with outward radiations resembling the legs of a spider *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spider vein — one of a radiating network of dilated capillaries on the skin. * * * …   Universalium

  • spider vein — small cluster of tiny red or purple veins that appear close to the surface of the skin (usually on the thighs or ankles, most often in women) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Spider angioma — Classification and external resources Spider nevus ICD 10 I78.1 (ILDS I78.11) …   Wikipedia

  • Vein — In the circulatory system, a vein is a blood vessel that carries blood back toward the heart (as opposed to artery, a blood vessel carrying blood away from the heart). The majority of veins in the body carry low oxygen blood from the tissues back …   Wikipedia

  • vein — noun 1 tube carrying blood in the body ADJECTIVE ▪ blue ▪ A blue vein throbbed in his forehead. ▪ broken (esp. BrE), spider (esp. AmE), thread (esp. BrE), varicose …   Collocations dictionary

  • Spider anatomy — (1) four pairs of legs (2) cephalothorax (3) opisthosomaThe anatomy of spiders is in some aspects similar, but also different from that of other arthropods. The following characteristics are common to all spiders: A body with two segments, eight… …   Wikipedia

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

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