milk leg

noun

Definition of milk leg

: a painful swelling of the leg caused by inflammation and clotting in the veins and affecting some postpartum women

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1830

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milk leg

noun

medical Definition of milk leg

: postpartum thrombophlebitis of a femoral vein called also phlegmasia alba dolens

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