tumefaction[to̵̅o̅′mə fak′s̸hən, tyo̵̅o̅′-]
tumefaction definition by Webster's New World
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- a swelling up or becoming swollen
- a swollen part
Origin: Middle French
tumefaction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- a. The act or process of puffing or swelling.b. A swollen condition.
- A puffy or swollen part.
Origin: French tuméfaction, from Latin tumefacere, to tumefy; see tumefacient.
- tuˌme·facˈtive adjective
tumefaction - Medical Definition
- The act or process of puffing or swelling.
- A swollen condition.
- A puffy or swollen part; tumescence.