tumefaction

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

Definition of tumefaction

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

  2. 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 thumb, do


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

tumefaction

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noun tu·me·fac·tion \-ˈfak-shən\

Medical Definition of tumefaction

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

  2. 2:  swelling <benign tumefactions>


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