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Definitions and Synonyms of edema | Another word for edema | What is edema?

Definition 1: swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for edema in the sense of this definition

(edema is a kind of ...) an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

(... is a kind of edema ) recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs

(... is a kind of edema ) swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas

(... is a kind of edema ) a skin disease marked by hard edema of the tissue usually beginning in the face

(... is a kind of edema ) a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina

(... is a kind of edema ) generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue

(... is a kind of edema ) edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining

(... is a kind of edema ) swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure

(... is a kind of edema ) swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter

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