turgescent


tur·ges·cent

adjective \ˌtər-ˈje-sənt\

Definition of TURGESCENT

:  becoming turgid, distended, or inflated
tur·ges·cence \-sən(t)s\ noun

Origin of TURGESCENT

Latin turgescent-, turgescens, present participle of turgescere to swell, inchoative of turgēre to be swollen
First Known Use: circa 1727

tur·ges·cent

adjective \-ˈjes-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TURGESCENT

: becoming turgid, distended, or swollen

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