malignant edema

noun

Medical Definition of malignant edema

: an acute often fatal toxemia of wild and domestic animals that follows wound infection by an anaerobic toxin-producing bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. septicum) and is characterized by anorexia, intoxication, fever, and soft fluid-filled swellings — compare black disease, blackleg braxy sense 1

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“Malignant edema.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/malignant%20edema. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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