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Definitions for tumefaction
ˌtu məˈfæk ʃən, ˌtyu-tume·fac·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumefactionnoun

    the process of tumefying; the organic process whereby tissue becomes swollen by the accumulation of fluid within it

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tumefactionnoun


    Etymology: tumefactio, Latin.

    The common signs and effects of weak fibres, are paleness, a weak pulse, tumefactions in the whole body. Arbuthnot.


  1. tumefaction

    Edema, also spelled oedema, and also known as fluid retention, dropsy, hydropsy and swelling, is the build-up of fluid in the body's tissue. Most commonly, the legs or arms are affected. Symptoms may include skin which feels tight, the area may feel heavy, and joint stiffness. Other symptoms depend on the underlying cause.Causes may include venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney problems, low protein levels, liver problems, deep vein thrombosis, infections, angioedema, certain medications, and lymphedema. It may also occur after prolonged sitting or standing and during menstruation or pregnancy. The condition is more concerning if it starts suddenly, or pain or shortness of breath is present.Treatment depends on the underlying cause. If the underlying mechanism involves sodium retention, decreased salt intake and a diuretic may be used. Elevating the legs and support stockings may be useful for edema of the legs. Older people are more commonly affected. The word is from the Greek οἴδημα oídēma meaning 'swelling'.


  1. tumefaction

    Tumefaction is the process or state of swelling or enlarging, typically due to inflammation or accumulation of fluids. It can also refer to a swollen part or growth in the body, often used in medical context to describe an abnormal growth or tumor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumefactionnoun

    the act or process of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumor; a swelling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumefaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumefaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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