- a swelling up or becoming swollen
- a swollen part
Origin of tumefactionMiddle French
- a. The act or process of puffing or swelling.b. A swollen condition.
- A puffy or swollen part.
Origin of tumefactionFrench tuméfaction, from Latin tumefacere, to tumefy; see tumefacient.
(countable and uncountable, plural tumefactions)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Compare French tumÃ©faction.