Definition of lymphedema
: edema due to faulty lymphatic drainage
Recent Examples of lymphedema from the Web
For Carrillo, participation has reduced the swelling in her arm from lymphedema, a side effect of surgery, and built strength.
Right now, there is no cure or drug therapy for lymphedema, Rockson said.
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Origin and Etymology of lymphedema
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
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