swelling that occurs just beneath the surface of the skin or mucous membranes.
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angioedema is a serious medical condition that causes skin to swell, especially near the eyes, mouth, and throat.
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angioedema an·gi·o·e·de·ma (ān’jē-ō-ĭ-dē’mə)
See angioneurotic edema.


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