noun, plural e·de·mas, e·de·ma·ta [ih-dee-muh-tuh]. /ɪˈdi mə tə/. Pathology.
- a small surface swelling of plant parts, caused by excessive moisture.
- any disease so characterized.
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Origin of edema
OTHER WORDS FROM edemae·dem·a·tous [ih-dem-uh-tuhs, ih-dee-muh-], /ɪˈdɛm ə təs, ɪˈdi mə-/, e·dem·a·tose [ih-dem-uh-tohs, ih-dee-muh-], /ɪˈdɛm əˌtoʊs, ɪˈdi mə-/, adjectivepseu·do·e·de·ma, noun, plural pseu·do·e·de·ma·ta.
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Example sentences from the Web for edema
Under all these conditions the striking pathologic change—absent in scurvy—is edema.
Edema occurs frequently, the fluid in the acini often containing red blood-cells.
This bears only a partial resemblance to beriberi, as there is no edema, nor dyspnœa, and its course is more chronic.
Edema affects the subcutaneous tissues, producing great swelling in the regions where these tissues are lax.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
Edema of the lungs is not uncommon, as we should expect, especially as a terminal condition.