turgescent

[tur-jes-uh nt]
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adjective

becoming swollen; swelling.

Origin of turgescent

1720–30; < Latin turgēscent- (stem of turgēscēns), present participle of turgēscere to begin to swell, equivalent to turg(ēre) to swell + -ēscent- -escent
Related formstur·ges·cence, tur·ges·cen·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for turgescence

turgescent

adjective

becoming or being swollen; inflated; tumid
Derived Formsturgescence or turgescency, noun
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turgescence in Medicine

turgescence

[tûr-jĕsəns]

n.

The condition of being swollen; tumescence.
The process of swelling.

turgescent

[tûr-jĕsənt]

adj.

Tumescent.
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