from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a swollen condition of the leg, usually in puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular tissue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as phlegmasia dolens. See phlegmasia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth


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