Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In medicine, compression of vessels, especially constriction by an external cause; oppression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Compression, especially constriction of vessels by an external cause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine Compression, especially constriction of vessels by an external cause.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek, meaning "pressure".

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