detumescence

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noun de·tu·mes·cence \ˌdē-t(y)ü-ˈme-sən(t)s\

Definition of detumescence

  1. :  subsidence or diminution of swelling or erection

detumescent

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Origin and Etymology of detumescence

Latin detumescere to become less swollen, from de- + tumescere to swell — more at tumescent


First Known Use: 1678


Medical Dictionary

detumescence

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noun de·tu·mes·cence \ˌdē-t(y)ü-ˈmes-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of detumescence

  1. :  subsidence or diminution of swelling or erection

detumescent

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