from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Swelling, especially in subcutaneous tissues, as a result of obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes, with accumulation of lymph in the affected region.
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- n. The swelling of tissue due to retention of fluid in the lymph vessels
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dropsical condition of the tissues due to obstruction to the flow of lymph.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
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