milk leg


milk leg

noun

Definition of MILK LEG

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

First Known Use of MILK LEG

circa 1860

milk leg

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MILK LEG

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

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