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edema

[ ih-dee-muh ]
/ 瑟藞di m蓹 /
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noun, plural e路de路mas, e路de路ma路ta [ih-dee-muh-tuh]. /瑟藞di m蓹 t蓹/. Pathology.
effusion of serous fluid into the interstices of cells in tissue spaces or into body cavities.
Plant Pathology.
  1. a small surface swelling of plant parts, caused by excessive moisture.
  2. any disease so characterized.

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Also especially British, oe路de路ma .

Origin of edema

First recorded in 1490鈥1500; from New Latin oed膿ma, from Greek o铆d膿ma 鈥渁 swelling,鈥 equivalent to oid膿- (variant stem of oide卯n 鈥渢o swell鈥) + -ma noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM edema

e路dem路a路tous [ih-dem-uh-tuhs, ih-dee-muh-], /瑟藞d蓻m 蓹 t蓹s, 瑟藞di m蓹-/, e路dem路a路tose [ih-dem-uh-tohs, ih-dee-muh-], /瑟藞d蓻m 蓹藢to蕣s, 瑟藞di m蓹-/, adjectivepseu路do路e路de路ma, noun, plural pseu路do路e路de路ma路ta.
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British Dictionary definitions for edema

edema
/ (瑟藞di藧m蓹) /

noun plural -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
the usual US spelling of oedema

Derived forms of edema

edematous (瑟藞d蓻m蓹t蓹s) or edematose, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for edema

edema
[ 沫-d膿m蓹 ]

An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or body cavities. Edema can be mild and benign as in pregnancy or prolonged standing in the elderly, or a serious sign of heart, liver, or kidney failure, or of other diseases.
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