tumefaction

noun tu·me·fac·tion \ ˌtü-mə-ˈfak-shən , ˌtyü- \

Definition of tumefaction

1 : an action or process of swelling or becoming tumorous
2 : swelling

Origin and Etymology of tumefaction

Middle English tumefaccioun, from Medieval Latin tumefaccion-, tumefaccio, from Latin tumefacere to cause to swell, from tumēre to swell + facere to make, do — more at 1thumb, 1do


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tumefaction

noun tu·me·fac·tion \ -ˈfak-shən \

medical Definition of tumefaction

1 : an action or process of swelling or becoming tumorous
2 : swelling
  • benign tumefactions

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