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oedema

[ ih-dee-muh ]
/ ɪˈdi mə /
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noun, plural oe·de·ma·ta [ih-dee-muh-tuh]. /ɪˈdi mə tə/. Pathology.

Chiefly British. a variant of edema.

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British Dictionary definitions for oedema

oedema

edema

/ (ɪˈdiːmə) /

noun plural -mata (-mətə)

pathol an excessive accumulation of serous fluid in the intercellular spaces of tissue
plant pathol an abnormal swelling in a plant caused by a large mass of parenchyma or an accumulation of water in the tissues
oedematous or edematous (ɪˈdɛmətəs) or oedematose or edematose, adjective
C16: via New Latin from Greek oidēma, from oidein to swell
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