- a small surface swelling of plant parts, caused by excessive moisture.
- any disease so characterized.
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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How to use edema in a sentence
The dye has been used upon mice and caused pronounced edema.
On the first two occasions, one eye was closed completely by the edema.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
The name—opposed to edema—is about as close as the copyright laws permit.
The only local anesthetic that produces edema and sloughing is quinin and urea hydrochlorid.
The woman, however, after three doses of the scopolamine developed pulmonary edema.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley