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dropsy

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noun drop·sy \ˈdräp-sē\

Definition of dropsy

  1. :  edema



Origin of dropsy

Middle English dropesie, short for ydropesie, from Anglo-French, from Latin hydropisis, modification of Greek hydrōps, from hydōr water — more at water


First Known Use: 13th century


Medical Dictionary

dropsy

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noun drop·sy \ˈdräp-sē\

Medical Definition of dropsy

plural drop·sies

  1. :  edema




Learn More about dropsy

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "dropsy" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "dropsy"


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