Edema meaning

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(medicine) An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.
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(botany) A condition of plants characterized by blisterlike swellings on the leaves or other parts, caused by an accumulation of water.
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An abnormal accumulation of fluid in cells, tissues, or cavities of the body, resulting in swelling.
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A similar swelling in plant cells or tissues.
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(medicine) An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.
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(botany) A condition of plants characterized by blisterlike swellings on the leaves or other parts, caused by an accumulation of water.
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An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or body cavities. Edema can be mild and benign as in pregnancy or prolonged standing in the elderly, or a serious sign of heart, liver, or kidney failure, or of other diseases.
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(US, pathology) An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity.
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(US) A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water.
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Origin of edema

  • Middle English ydema from Greek oidēma a swelling from oidein to swell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek οἴδημα (oidēma, “swelling”), from οἰδέω (oideō, “I swell”).

    From Wiktionary