a painful swelling of the leg soon after childbirth, due to thrombosis of the large veins.
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British Dictionary definitions for milk leg
inflammation and thrombosis of the femoral vein following childbirth, characterized by painful swelling of the leg: Also called: white leg Technical name: phlegmasia alba dolens
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