American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A superabundance; an excess.
- n. An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, overfullness of blood; a redundant fullness of the blood-vessels.
- n. Overfullness in any respect; superabundance.
- n. An excessive amount or number; an abundance.
- n. medicine, archaic An excess of red blood cells or bodily humours.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in quantity; hyperæmia; -- opposed to
- n. State of being overfull; excess; superabundance.
- n. extreme excess
- From Late Latin plethora (earlier pletura), from Ancient Greek πληθώρη (plēthōrē, "fullness"), from πλήθω (plēthō, "I fill"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin plēthōra, from Greek, from plēthein, to be full; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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