angi-, angio-, angei-, -angium +

(Greek > Latin: [receptacle], vessel, often a blood vessel; "covered by a seed or vessel", a seed vessel; a learned borrowing from Greek meaning "vessel", "container")

angiosclerosis
Hardening and thickening of the walls of blood vessels.
angiosclerotic
Pertaining to or affected by angiosclerosis.
angioscope
1. A fiberoptic catheter for viewing the inside of a blood vessel.
2. A long fine surgical viewing instrument threaded into a patient's blood vessels to allow surgeons to observe and perform operations without large incisions.
angioscopy
The visualization of small vessels by an angioscope.
angioscotoma
1. Scotoma caused by shadows of blood vessels in the retina of the eye.
2. The very fine, linear field defects produced by the retinal blood vessels.
3. A cecocentral scotoma caused by shadows of the retinal blood vessels.
angioscotomas
1. A ribbon-shaped defect in the visual field caused by retinal vessels overlying the photoreceptors.
2. A blind spot or defect in the visual field produced by dilated retinal vessels that is especially prevalent in persons long exposed to high altitudes
angioscotometry
1. Measurement of an angioscotoma.
2. The plotting or mapping of the scotoma caused by the shadow of retinal blood vessels; used particularly in the diagnosis of glaucoma.
angiosis
Known as angiopathy, this is a disease of the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries) that occurs when someone has diabetes for a long time.

There are two types of angiopathy: macroangiopathy and microangiopathy. In macroangiopathy, fat and blood clots build up in the large blood vessels, stick to the vessel walls, and block the flow of blood. In microangiopathy, the walls of the smaller blood vessels become so thick and weak that they bleed, leak protein, and slow the flow of blood through the body. Then the cells, for example: the ones in the center of the eye, do not get enough blood and may be damaged.

angiospasm
1. Spasm of the coronary arteries.
2. A localized, intermittent contracture of a blood vessel.
angiospastic
Relating to or characterized by vasospasm or a sudden constriction of a blood vessel, causing a reduction in blood flow.
angiospastic anesthesia (s) (noun); angiospastic anesthesias (pl)
A loss of sensation as a result of involuntary contractions of the blood vessels: When Jane was at the theater she fainted and it was medically determined that it was because she had angiospastic anesthesia.
angiosperm, angiospermin
A true flowering plant; a plant having its seeds in an enclosed ovary.
Angiospermae
Comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta).
angiospermous, angiospermin
1. A plant whose ovules are enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant.
2. Related to or characteristic of plants that are angiosperms.
angiostaxis
1. An obsolete term for the oozing of blood; bleeding.
2. The oozing of blood, as seen in hemophilia.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: apheresis; -emia; hemo-; hemoglobin-; phleb-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.