EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Pathology a pronounced, generalized edema. Origin of anasarca 1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin, representing Greek phrase anà sárka literally, throughout the body Related forms an·a·sar·cous, adjective
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C14: from New Latin, from
ana- (puffed up) + Greek sarx flesh
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Word Origin and History for anasarca n.
"subcutaneous dropsy," late 14c., medical Latin, from Greek
ana "up, throughout" (see ana-) + sarx (genitive sarkos) "flesh" (see sarcasm). Abbreviation of Greek phrase hydrops ana sarka "dropsy throughout the flesh."
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n. An accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and cavities of the body. Related forms an′a•sar ( ′cous -kəs) adj.
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