tumescent


tu·mes·cent

adjective \-sənt\

: somewhat swollen

Full Definition of TUMESCENT

:  somewhat swollen <tumescent tissue>

Examples of TUMESCENT

  1. <our pregnant kitty's tumescent middle>

Origin of TUMESCENT

Latin tumescent-, tumescens, present participle of tumescere to swell up, inchoative of tumēre to swell
First Known Use: 1882

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tu·mes·cent

adjective \-ˈmes-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TUMESCENT

: somewhat swollen <tumescent tissue>

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