[lim-fi-dee-muh] /ˌlɪm fɪˈdi mə/

noun, Pathology.
the accumulation of lymph in soft tissue with accompanying swelling, often of the extremities: sometimes caused by inflammation, obstruction, or removal of lymph channels.

lymphedema lym·phe·de·ma (lĭm’fĭ-dē’mə)
Swelling, especially in subcutaneous tissues, as a result of obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes, with accumulation of lymph in the affected region.


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