Medical Dictionary

malignant edema

noun

Medical Definition of malignant edema

  1. :  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 1


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