de·tu·mes·cence noun \ˌdē-t(y)ü-ˈme-sən(t)s\
Origin of DETUMESCENCE
to become less swollen, from de-
to swell — more at tumescent
First Known Use: 1678
de·tu·mes·cence noun \ˌdē-t(y)ü-ˈmes-ən(t)s\ (Medical Dictionary)
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