edematous

adjective
edem·​a·​tous | \ i-ˈde-mə-təs How to pronounce edematous (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Edematous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edematous. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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edematous

adjective
edem·​a·​tous
variants: or chiefly British oedematous \ -​ˈdem-​ət-​əs How to pronounce edematous (audio) \

Medical Definition of edematous

: affected with edema an edematous patient an edematous lung

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