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milk leg

noun

Definition of milk leg

  1. :  a painful swelling of the leg caused by inflammation and clotting in the veins and affecting some postpartum women



Circa 1860

First Known Use of milk leg

circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

milk leg

noun

Medical Definition of milk leg

  1. :  postpartum thrombophlebitis of a femoral vein—called also phlegmasia alba dolens




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