[ an-uh-sahr-kuh ]

  1. 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


/ (ˌænəˈsɑːkə) /

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

Origin of anasarca

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

Derived forms of anasarca

  • anasarcous, adjective

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