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tumefacient

[ too-muh-fey-shuhnt, tyoo- ]
/ ˌtu məˈfeɪ ʃənt, ˌtyu- /
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adjective
tumefying; causing to swell.
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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
/ (ˌtjuːmɪˈfeɪʃɪənt) /

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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