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Other Oedema Definition

[n] swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue

Synonyms

dropsy, edema, hydrops

Misc. Definitions

\[OE]*de"ma\, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a swelling, tumor, fr. ? to swell.] (Med.) A swelling from effusion of watery fluid in the cellular tissue beneath the skin or mucous membrance; dropsy of the subcutaneous cellular tissue. [Written also {edema}.]

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