tumefacient

[too-muh-fey-shuh nt, tyoo-]

adjective

tumefying; causing to swell.

Nearby words

  1. tumbleweed,
  2. tumbling,
  3. tumbling barrel,
  4. tumbling box,
  5. tumbrel,
  6. tumefaction,
  7. tumefy,
  8. tumen,
  9. tumesce,
  10. tumescence

Origin of tumefacient

1880–85; < Latin tumefacient-, stem of tumefaciēns (present participle of tumefacere to cause to swell). See tumefy, -facient

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British Dictionary definitions for tumefacient

tumefacient

adjective

producing or capable of producing swellinga tumefacient drug

Word Origin for tumefacient

C16: from Latin tumefacere to cause to swell, from tumēre to swell + facere to cause

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Medicine definitions for tumefacient

tumefacient

[tōō′mə-fāshənt]

adj.

Producing or tending to produce tumefaction.

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