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detumescence

[dee-too-mes-uh ns, -tyoo-] /ˌdi tuˈmɛs əns, -tyu-/
noun
1.
reduction or subsidence of swelling.
Origin of detumescence
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin dētumēsc(ere) to cease swelling (dē- de- + tumēscere to swell) + -ence; see tumescent
Related forms
detumescent, adjective
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detumescence

/ˌdiːtjʊˈmɛsəns/
noun
1.
the subsidence of a swelling, esp the return of a swollen organ, such as the penis, to the flaccid state
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dētumescere to cease swelling, from de- + tumescere, from tumēre to swell
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detumescence in Medicine

detumescence de·tu·mes·cence (dē'tōō-měs'əns, -tyōō-)
n.
Reduction, subsidence, or lessening of a swelling, especially the restoration of a swollen organ or part to normal size.

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