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Definition of Extravasate

Extravasate: To exude from or pass through the walls of a vessel into the surrounding tissues. Blood, lymph, or urine can extravasate.

From the Latin "extra" (out of) + "vas" (vessel) = out of a vessel.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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