turgescence definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The condition of being swollen.b. The process of swelling.
- Pomposity; self-importance.
Origin: From Latin turgēscere, to begin to swell, inchoative of turgēre, to be swollen.
- tur·gesˈcent adjective
turgescence - Medical Definition
- The condition of being swollen; tumescence.
- The process of swelling.
Variant of turgescent
Origin: Classical Latin turgescens, present participle of turgescere, to swell up: see turgid and amp; -escent