from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pathology An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.
- n. Botany Extended swelling in plant organs caused primarily by an excessive accumulation of water.
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- n. An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity
- n. A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as œdema.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a puffiness or swelling of parts arising from accumulation of serous fluid in interstices of the areolar tissue: as, edema of the eyelids.
- n. A genus of bombycid moths, founded by Walker in 1855, having the palpi pilose, rather long, ascending in the male and porrect in the female, with the third joint lanceolate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
The English word "edema" comes from the Greek word oidema, meaning "a swelling tumor", which is derived from the Greek verb oidein meaning "to swell".
And I still am a little bit -- have a little bit of what they call edema, which is swelling.
• Abnormal accumulation of fluid around the ankles and wrist called edema, which is linked to starvation
As edema is a clinical sign of a perturbation of fluid homeostasis, excess fat accumulation is indicative of a perturbation in energy balance.
This leakage is called edema, a condition that swells the ankles of human patients who have a weak heart.
This life-threatening pulmonary edema occurs when a large amount of fluid suddenly shifts from the pulmonary blood vessels into the lung due to lung problems, heart attack, trauma, or toxicchemicals.
Dr. Wright said she suffered from something called edema of the lungs and might never recover.
A type of swelling called edema is cause by Dropsy.
BILL MANION, PATHOLOGIST: Well, right today, if the pathologist performed the autopsy, if he found severe pulmonary congestion and edema -- in other words, it looks like a person drowned.
Amiry-Moghaddam that AQP4 contributes detrimentally to the onset of brain edema.