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caput medusae

 

Definition:

  1. varicose veins radiating from the umbilicus, seen in Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome;
  2. dilated ciliary arteries girdling the corneoscleral limbus in rubeosis iridis.

Synonym(s): Medusa head

[Medusa, G. myth. char.]

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