edematous

adjective edem·a·tous \ i-ˈde-mə-təs \
|Updated on: 21 Aug 2018

Definition of edematous

: relating to or affected with edema : abnormally swollen with fluid
  • edematous extremities/organs
  • After getting from Fay a comprehensive assessment of her many ailments, I decided to start her warmup by having her sit in a chair with her legs resting on my lap so that I could gently massage her edematous ankles.
  • —Pat Connolly

First Known Use of edematous

1583

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edematous

adjective edem·a·tous
variants: or chiefly British oedematous play \-ˈdem-ət-əs\

medical Definition of edematous

: affected with edema
  • an edematous patient
  • an edematous lung

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