Tumefaction definition

to͝omə-făkshən, tyo͝o-
A puffy or swollen part.
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The act or process of puffing or swelling.
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A swollen condition.
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A swelling up or becoming swollen.
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A swollen part.
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A puffy or swollen part.
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The act or process of puffing or swelling.
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A swollen condition.
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The process or result of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumour.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tumefaction
Plural:
tumefactions

Origin of tumefaction

  • French tuméfaction from Latin tumefacere to tumefy tumefacient

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

  • Compare French tuméfaction.

    From Wiktionary