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.
Origin of edema
Examples from the Web for edematous
Another class consists of those that are affected with swollen fetlocks or chronic, edematous swelling of the leg.
The epithelial layer is edematous, often showing an increased number of cells.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
An edematous, doughy, and painful swelling appears at the point of infection.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
The edematous swelling, when recognized by its external appearance and the existing inflammation, should be treated without delay.
The limbs become livid and edematous, and lastly ulcers are produced from deficient absorption.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin