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turgescent

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adjective tur·ges·cent \ˌtər-ˈje-sənt\

Definition of turgescent

  1. :  becoming turgid, distended, or inflated

turgescence

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Origin and Etymology of turgescent

Latin turgescent-, turgescens, present participle of turgescere to swell, inchoative of turgēre to be swollen


First Known Use: circa 1727


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turgescent

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adjective tur·ges·cent \-ˈjes-ənt\

Medical Definition of turgescent

  1. :  becoming turgid, distended, or swollen




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