- swelling that occurs just beneath the surface of the skin or mucous membranes.
Origin of angioedema
Formerly an·gi·o·neu·rot·ic ede·ma [an-jee-oh-noo-rot-ik, ‐nyoo-, an-jee-oh-] /ˈæn dʒi oʊ nʊˈrɒt ɪk, ‐nyʊ-, ˌæn dʒi oʊ-/.
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