Tumefacient meaning

to͝o'mə-fā'shənt, tyo͝o'-
Producing or tending to produce swelling or tumefaction.
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Causing or tending to cause swelling.
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Producing or tending to produce swelling or tumefaction.
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Origin of tumefacient

  • Latin tumefaciēns tumefacient- present participle of tumefacere to tumefy tumēre to swell teuə- in Indo-European roots facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition