[ ih-dee-muh ]

noun,plural oe·de·ma·ta [ih-dee-muh-tuh]. /ɪˈdi mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. Chiefly British. a variant of edema.

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British Dictionary definitions for oedema



/ (ɪˈdiːmə) /

nounplural -mata (-mətə)
  1. pathol an excessive accumulation of serous fluid in the intercellular spaces of tissue

  2. plant pathol an abnormal swelling in a plant caused by a large mass of parenchyma or an accumulation of water in the tissues

Origin of oedema

C16: via New Latin from Greek oidēma, from oidein to swell

Derived forms of oedema

  • oedematous or edematous (ɪˈdɛmətəs) or oedematose or edematose, adjective

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