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noun Pathology.

a painful swelling of the leg soon after childbirth, due to thrombosis of the large veins.

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Origin of milk leg

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for milk leg

milk leg

noun

inflammation and thrombosis of the femoral vein following childbirth, characterized by painful swelling of the legAlso called: white leg Technical name: phlegmasia alba dolens
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Medical definitions for milk leg

milk leg

n.

A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins.phlegmasia alba dolens
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