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edema

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noun ede·ma \i-ˈdē-mə\

Definition of edema

  1. 1 :  an abnormal infiltration and excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity —called also dropsy

  2. 2 a :  watery swelling of plant organs or parts b :  any of various plant diseases characterized by such swellings

edem·a·tous play \-ˈde-mə-təs\ adjective


Origin of edema

New Latin, from Greek oidēma swelling, from oidein to swell; akin to Armenian aytnu- swell, Old English ātor poison


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with edema


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edema

noun ede·ma

Medical Definition of edema

plural ede·mas also ede·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

  1. :  an abnormal excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity—called also dropsy



Variants of edema

or chiefly British oe·de·ma \i-ˈdē-mə\play

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