[too-muh-fak-shuh n, tyoo-]
- an act of making or becoming swollen or tumid.
Origin of tumefaction
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Examples from the Web for tumefaction
If a tumefaction appears in one side, and not in the other, why so?
Thus by the law of tumefaction, death can and does succumb to its indomitable will.
Mastication, deglutition, and articulation all become impeded mechanically by tumefaction of the tissues.
The tumefaction and congestion are often continuous into the floor of the mouth and the parts adjacent.
The intermittence of the tumefaction serves to differentiate the swelling from abscess or morbid growth.
- the act or process of swelling
- a puffy or swollen structure or part
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- The act or process of puffing or swelling.
- A swollen condition.
- A puffy or swollen part; tumescence.
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