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detumescence

noun de·tu·mes·cence \ˌdē-t(y)ü-ˈme-sən(t)s\

Definition of DETUMESCENCE

:  subsidence or diminution of swelling or erection
de·tu·mes·cent \-sənt\ adjective

Origin of DETUMESCENCE

Latin detumescere to become less swollen, from de- + tumescere to swell — more at tumescent
First Known Use: 1678

detumescence

noun de·tu·mes·cence \ˌdē-t(y)ü-ˈmes-ən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DETUMESCENCE

:  subsidence or diminution of swelling or erection
de·tu·mes·cent \-ənt\ adjective

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