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papilledema

noun pap·il·le·de·ma

Medical Definition of papilledema

  1. :  swelling and protrusion of the blind spot of the eye caused by edema—called also choked disk



Variants of papilledema

or chiefly British pap·il·loe·de·ma \ˌpap-əl-ə-ˈdē-mə\play

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