Definition of milk leg
: a painful swelling of the leg caused by inflammation and clotting in the veins and affecting some postpartum women
First Known Use of milk leg
Medical Definition of milk leg
: postpartum thrombophlebitis of a femoral vein—called also phlegmasia alba dolens
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