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hydrops

[ hahy-drops ]
/ ˈhaɪ drɒps /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Pathology.
(formerly) edema.
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Also called hy·drop·sy [hahy-drop-see]. /ˈhaɪ drɒp si/.

Origin of hydrops

1700–10; <Latin hydrōps<Greek hýdrōpsdropsy, equivalent to hydr-hydr-1 + -ōps appearance (literally, eye, face), apparently by confusion with ópsis appearance

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrops

hy·drop·tic, adjective
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