What does edema mean?

Definitions for edemaɪˈdi mə; -mə tə

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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


  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

  2. Origin: [NL.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of edema in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of edema in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christian Dalsgaard:

    Edema is not well understood but is an indicator something is wrong.

  2. Christian Dalsgaard:

    Patients can be [made] aware of increased swelling, edema is not well understood but is an indicator something is wrong.

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