detumescence

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

Definition of detumescence

: subsidence or diminution of swelling or erection

detumescent

play \-sᵊnt\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of detumescence

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


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detumescence

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

medical Definition of detumescence

: subsidence or diminution of swelling or erection

detumescent

play \-ᵊnt\ adjective

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