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adjective tur·gid \ˈtər-jəd\

: very complicated and difficult to understand

: larger or fuller than normal because of swelling

Full Definition of TURGID

:  being in a state of distension :  swollen, tumid <turgid limbs>; especially :  exhibiting turgor
:  excessively embellished in style or language :  bombastic, pompous <turgid prose>
tur·gid·i·ty \ˌtər-ˈji-də-tē\ noun
tur·gid·ly \ˈtər-jəd-lē\ adverb
tur·gid·ness noun

Examples of TURGID

  1. <turgid leeches having had their fill of blood>

Origin of TURGID

Latin turgidus, from turgēre to be swollen
First Known Use: 1620

Other Cell Biology Terms

cytology, gamete, vacuole, zygote
Medical Dictionary


adjective tur·gid \ˈtər-jəd\

Medical Definition of TURGID

:  being in a normal or abnormal state of distension :  swollen, tumid <turgid limbs> <turgid living cells>


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