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- n. A dropsical habit of body, or the commencement of anasarca; paleness with oily sweating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dropsical habit of body, or the commencement of anasarca; paleness, with viscid juices and cold sweats.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, an inferred tendency to a dropsical state, as indicated by paleness, flabbiness, or redundancy of serum in the blood.
Ancient Greek λευκός ("white") + phlegm + -acy: compare French leucophlegmasie. (Wiktionary)