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Definition of Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis: The process of developing new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is critically important during the normal development of the embryo and fetus. It also appears to be important during tumor formation.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=6597
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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