milk leg

noun Pathology.

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

Origin of milk leg

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for milk leg

milk leg


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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Medicine definitions for milk leg

milk leg


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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