tumefaction


tu·me·fac·tion

noun \ˌtü-mə-ˈfak-shən, ˌtyü-\

Definition of TUMEFACTION

1
:  an action or process of swelling or becoming tumorous
2
:  swelling

Origin of TUMEFACTION

Middle English tumefaccioun, from Medieval Latin tumefaccion-, tumefaccio, from Latin tumefacere to cause to swell, from tumēre to swell + facere to make, do — more at thumb, do
First Known Use: 15th century

tu·me·fac·tion

noun \-ˈfak-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TUMEFACTION

1
: an action or process of swelling or becoming tumorous
2
: swelling <benign tumefactions>

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