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[hahy-drops] /ˈhaɪ drɒps/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Pathology.
(formerly) edema.
Also called hydropsy
[hahy-drop-see] /ˈhaɪ drɒp si/ (Show IPA)
Origin of hydrops
1700-10; < Latin hydrōps < Greek hýdrōps dropsy, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + -ōps appearance (literally, eye, face), apparently by confusion with ópsis appearance
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hydroptic, adjective Unabridged
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hydrops hy·drops (hī'drŏps')
The excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissues or cavities of the body.

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