Edema



[ih-dee-muh] /ɪˈdi mə/

noun, plural edemas, edemata
[ih-dee-muh-tuh] /ɪˈdi mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
1.
effusion of serous fluid into the interstices of cells in tissue spaces or into body cavities.
2.
Plant Pathology.

/ɪˈdiːmə/
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə)
1.
the usual US spelling of oedema
n.

c.1400, from medical Latin, from Greek oidema (genitive oidematos) “a swelling tumor,” from oidein “to swell,” from oidos “tumor, swelling,” from PIE *oid- “to swell;” cf. Latin aemidus “swelling,” Armenian aitumn “a swelling,” Old Norse eista “testicle,” Old English attor “poison” (that which makes the body swell), and the first element in Oedipus.

edema e·de·ma (ĭ-dē’mə)
n. pl. e·de·mas or e·de·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities.
edema
(ĭ-dē’mə)
An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or body cavities. Edema can be mild and benign as in pregnancy or prolonged standing in the elderly, or a serious sign of heart, liver, or kidney failure, or of other diseases.

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