• WordNet 3.6
    • n oedema swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n OEdema ē-dē′ma (med.) the swelling occasioned by the effusion or infiltration of serum into cellular or areolar structures, usually the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. oidēma, swelling.


In literature:

Carron's legs were dreadfully swollen, about three times their natural size, from oedema.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
After tracheotomy has been performed, the oedema and swelling of the larynx subside in three to six days.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
The oedema has largely disappeared.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
There was a fractured spine and a malignant oedema, both dying; we put these two off to-day at St Omer.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
There was no oedema of the limb, which was also normal in temperature.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Complete retention of urine for two days; slight redness and marked oedema of penis, scrotum, and perineum.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
OEdema is the one word that appears to be at the first showing of life and death in animal forms.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
About two months before death oedema of the legs appeared, which was soon followed by frequent and alarming syncope.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
There were ordinary cases of oedema.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
In two days the oedema had disappeared.
"Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion" by Emile Coué

In news:

Photopgraphs of the changes of the colostomy mucosa during an abdominal attack of hereditary angio-oedema.
High altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) that is severe enough to require urgent medical care is infrequent.
Photopgraphs of the changes of the colostomy mucosa during an abdominal attack of hereditary angio- oedema.
Hereditary angio- oedema is caused by a heterozygous deficiency of C1 inhibitor.