anasarca

noun
ana·sar·ca | \ˌa-nə-ˈsär-kə \

Definition of anasarca 

: generalized edema with accumulation of serum in the connective tissue

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Other Words from anasarca

anasarcous \-kəs \ adjective

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This year, eighth-grader Chinmay Singh of Union Academy Charter School came in second after misspelling anasarca, a medical term for fluid accumulation in the body’s connective tissues. Jane Wester, charlotteobserver, "The last word in the Observer’s spelling bee was a shade of yellow. Can you spell it?," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of anasarca

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anasarca

New Latin, from ana- + Greek sark-, sarx flesh — more at sarcasm

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anasarca

noun
an·a·sar·ca | \ˌan-ə-ˈsär-kə \

Medical Definition of anasarca 

: generalized edema with accumulation of serum in the connective tissue

Other Words from anasarca

anasarcous \-kəs \ adjective

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