papilledema

n.

also papilloedema, 1908, from papilla + edema.


Nearby words

  1. photocatalysis,
  2. photocatalyst,
  3. photocathode,
  4. photocell,
  5. photochemical,
  6. photochemistry,
  7. photochemotherapy,
  8. photochromic,
  9. photochromic lens,
  10. photochromy

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Medicine definitions for papilledema

papilledema

[ păp′ə-lĭ-dēmə, pə-pĭl′ĭ- ]

n.

Edema of the optic disk.choked disk papillary stasis

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