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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Swelling, especially in subcutaneous tissues, as a result of obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes, with accumulation of lymph in the affected region.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dropsical condition of the tissues due to obstruction to the flow of lymph.

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  • noun medicine The swelling of tissue due to retention of fluid in the lymph vessels

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  • noun swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas

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