Definitions for edemaɪˈdi mə; -mə tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•de•maɪˈdi mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta

  1. an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissue spaces, cavities, or joint capsules of the body, causing swelling of the area.

    Category: Pathology

  2. a similar swelling in plants caused by excessive moisture.

    Category: Plant Pathology

Origin of edema:

1490–1500; < NL oedēma < Gk oídēma a swelling =oidē-, var. s. of oideîn to swell +-ma n. suffix

e•dem•a•tousɪˈdɛm ə təs, ɪˈdi mə-; -ˌtoʊs(adj.)e•dem′a•tose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edema, oedema, hydrops, dropsy(noun)

    swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities

Wiktionary

  1. edema(Noun)

    An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity

  2. edema(Noun)

    A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water

  3. Origin: From οἴδημα, from οἰδέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edema(noun)

    same as oedema

Freebase

  1. Edema

    Edema or oedema, formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy, is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitium, which are locations beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body. It is clinically shown as swelling. Generally, the amount of interstitial fluid is determined by the balance of fluid homeostasis, and increased secretion of fluid into the interstitium or impaired removal of this fluid may cause edema.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Edema

    Abnormal fluid accumulation in TISSUES or body cavities. Most cases of edema are present under the SKIN in SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE.

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