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OEDEMA (oedemata)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does oedema mean? 

OEDEMA (noun)
  The noun OEDEMA has 1 sense:

1. swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue

  Familiarity information: OEDEMA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OEDEMA (noun)

Sense 1oedema [BACK TO TOP]


Swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


dropsy; edema; hydrops; oedema

Hypernyms ("oedema" is a kind of...):

lump; puffiness; swelling (abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "oedema"):

lymphedema (swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues)

scleredema (a skin disease marked by hard edema of the tissue usually beginning in the face)

anasarca (generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue)

chemosis (edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining)

papilledema (swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure)

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