Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels. SYN: lymphangeitis, lymphangiitis. [lymphangio- + G. -itis, inflammation]
- l. carcinomatosa extensive lymphatic permeation by tumor cells, with surrounding fibrosis, producing visible or palpable cords, especially in pleura or skin overlying a carcinoma.

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lym·phan·gi·tis'jīt-əs n, pl -git·i·des -'jit-ə-.dēz inflammation of the lymphatic vessels

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inflammation of the lymphatic vessels, which can be seen most commonly as red streaks in the skin adjacent to a focus of streptococcal infection. Occasionally a more chronic form results in lymphoedema. The infected part is rested and the infection can be eliminated by an antibiotic (e.g. penicillin).

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lym·phan·gi·tis (lim″fan-jiґtis) inflammation of a lymphatic vessel or vessels. Acute lymphangitis may result from spread of bacterial infection (most commonly beta-hemolytic streptococci) into the lymphatics, manifested by painful subcutaneous red streaks along the course of the vessels. Called also angiolymphitis. lymphangitic adj

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