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edema

noun ede·ma \i-ˈdē-mə\

Definition of EDEMA

1
:  an abnormal infiltration and excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity —called also dropsy
2
a :  watery swelling of plant organs or parts
b :  any of various plant diseases characterized by such swellings
edem·a·tous \-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

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with EDEMA

edema

noun ede·ma   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ede·mas also ede·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of EDEMA

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

Variants of EDEMA

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

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