from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Coma and convulsions before, during, or shortly after childbirth, characterized by edema, hypertension, and proteinuria.
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- n. A complication of pregnancy characterized by convulsions and coma. See preeclampsia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a flashing of light before the eyes; also, rapid convulsive motions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a toxic condition characterized by convulsions and possibly coma during or immediately after pregnancy
New Latin, from Greek eklampsis, a shining forth, sudden development, from eklampein, to shine forth : ek-, out; see ecto- + lampein, to shine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined Greek, from ecto-, 'out of', and lampein, 'to shine'. (Wiktionary)