hydrops

[hahy-drops]

Origin of hydrops

1700–10; < Latin hydrōps < Greek hýdrōps dropsy, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + -ōps appearance (literally, eye, face), apparently by confusion with ópsis appearance
Also called hy·drop·sy [hahy-drop-see] /ˈhaɪ drɒp si/.
Related formshy·drop·tic, adjective
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hydrops in Medicine

hydrops

[hīdrŏps′]
n.
  1. The excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissues or cavities of the body.
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