turgescent

adjective tur·ges·cent \ ˌtər-ˈje-sᵊnt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of turgescent

: becoming turgid, distended, or inflated

turgescence

play \ˌtər-ˈje-sᵊn(t)s\ noun

Origin and Etymology of turgescent

Latin turgescent-, turgescens, present participle of turgescere to swell, inchoative of turgēre to be swollen


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turgescent

adjective tur·ges·cent \ -ˈjes-ᵊnt \

medical Definition of turgescent

: becoming turgid, distended, or swollen

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