from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of puffing or swelling.
- n. A swollen condition.
- n. A puffy or swollen part.
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- n. The process or result of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumor; a tumor; a swelling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of swelling or rising into a tumor; also, the condition of being tumefied or swollen.
- n. That which is tumefied or swollen; a tumid part; a tumor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of tumefying; the organic process whereby tissue becomes swollen by the accumulation of fluid within it
All this should be well known, and if you choose you may prognosticate safely that no impediment, small or great, will result from such an injury at the shoulder, only there will be a deformity in the place, for the bone cannot be properly restored to its natural situation, but there must necessarily be more or less tumefaction in the upper part.
He then desired the servant to unbuckle the straps of his helmet, but this was a task which the drawer could not perform, even though assisted with the good offices of Sir Launcelot, for the head and jaws were so much swelled with the discipline they had undergone, that the straps and buckles lay buried, as it were, in pits formed by the tumefaction of the adjacent parts.
The livid tumefaction spread over the leg, with blisters here and there, whence there oozed a black liquid.
Generally the attendant is alarmed by a snoring or wheezing noise emitted by the animal in respiration, before he is aware of the existence of any tumefaction.
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-- Upon the internal surface of the bursal membrane is first noticed a slight inflammatory hyperæmia, accompanied by more or less swelling and tumefaction, owing to its infiltration with inflammatory exudate.
On the second and third day there was some tenderness and tumefaction of the abdomen, which increased somewhat on the fourth and fifth.
That it cannot flow in by the veins appears plainly enough from the fact that the blood cannot be forced towards the heart unless the ligature be removed; when this is done suddenly all the veins collapse, and disgorge themselves of their contents into the superior parts, the hand at the same time resumes its natural pale colour, the tumefaction and the stagnating blood having disappeared.
Now is not this the cause of all tumefaction, as indeed Avicenna has it, and of all oppressive redundancy in parts, that the access to them is open, but the egress from them is. closed?
In from three to six days, the tumefaction around the joint tends to soften at a particular place, and bursts, and a discharge that is sometimes of a sanious character, mixed with synovia, escapes.
In joints other than the pedal and pastern, there is sudden and extensive swelling, which at first is intra-articular, succeeded by extra-articular tumefaction, and accompanied by violent lameness.