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anasarca

[ an-uh-sahr-kuh ]
/ ˌæn əˈsɑr kə /
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noun Pathology.
a pronounced, generalized edema.

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Origin of anasarca

1350–1400; Middle English (<Middle French ) <Medieval Latin, representing Greek phrase anà sárka literally, throughout the body

OTHER WORDS FROM anasarca

an·a·sar·cous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anasarca

anasarca
/ (ˌænəˈsɑːkə) /

noun
pathol a generalized accumulation of serous fluid within the subcutaneous connective tissue, resulting in oedema

Derived forms of anasarca

anasarcous, adjective

Word Origin for anasarca

C14: from New Latin, from ana- (puffed up) + Greek sarx flesh
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Medical definitions for anasarca

anasarca
[ ăn′ə-särkə ]

n.
An accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and cavities of the body.

Other words from anasarca

an′a•sarcous (-kəs) adj.
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