a painful swelling of the leg soon after childbirth, due to thrombosis of the large veins.
inflammation and thrombosis of the femoral vein following childbirth, characterized by painful swelling of the leg Also called white leg Technical name phlegmasia alba dolens
milk leg n.
A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins. Also called phlegmasia alba dolens.
- Milk line
milk line n. See mammary ridge.
[milk-meyd] /ˈmɪlkˌmeɪd/ noun 1. a woman who cows or is employed in a dairy; dairymaid. /ˈmɪlkˌmeɪd/ noun 1. a girl or woman who milks cows n. 1550s, from milk (n.) + maid.
[milk-man] /ˈmɪlkˌmæn/ noun, plural milkmen. 1. a person who sells or delivers . /ˈmɪlkmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a man who delivers or sells milk 2. a man who milks cows; dairyman n. 1580s, from milk (n.) + man (n.).
noun 1. any of the common latex-containing mushrooms of the genus Lactarius.