Tumefacient Tu`me*fa"cient, a. [L. tumefaciens, -entis, p. pr. of tumefacere to tumefy; tumere to swell + facere to make.] Producing swelling; tumefying. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • tumefacient — [to͞o΄mə fā′shənt, tyo͞o΄mə fā′shənt] adj. [L tumefaciens, prp. of tumefacere: see TUMEFY] causing or tending to cause swelling …   English World dictionary

  • tumefacient — /tooh meuh fay sheuhnt, tyooh /, adj. tumefying; causing to swell. [1880 85; < L tumefacient , s. of tumefaciens (prp. of tumefacere to cause to swell). See TUMEFY, FACIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • tumefacient — tu•me•fa•ci•ent [[t]ˌtu məˈfeɪ ʃənt, ˌtyu [/t]] adj. pat becoming swollen; swelling • Etymology: 1880–85; < L tumefacient , s. of tumefaciēns, prp. of tumefacere; see tumefy …   From formal English to slang

  • tumefacient — |t(y)ümə|fāshənt adjective Etymology: Latin tumefacient , tumefaciens, present participle of tumefacere to swell, cause to swell, from tumēre to swell + facere to make, do more at thumb, do 1. : swollen 2. : producing swelling …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumefacient — Causing or tending to cause swelling. [L. tume facio, to cause to swell, fr. tumeo, to swell] * * * tu·me·fa·cient .t(y)ü mə fā shənt adj producing swelling * * * tu·me·fa·cient (too″mə faґshənt) [L. tumefaciens] tending to cause… …   Medical dictionary

  • tumefacient — tu·me·fa·cient || ‚tuːmɪ feɪʃnt /‚tju adj. causing to swell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tumefacient — tu·me·fa·cient …   English syllables

  • tumefacient — /tjuməˈfeɪʃənt/ (say tyoohmuh fayshuhnt) adjective tumefying; swelling. {Latin tumefaciens, present participle, tumefying} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Expansion — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Expansion >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 expansion expansion Sgm: N 1 increase increase &c. 35 of size Sgm: N 1 enlargement enlargement extension augmentation Sgm: N 1 amplification amplification …   English dictionary for students

  • dhē- — To set, put. Contracted from *dheə₁ . Derivatives include deed, doom, fashion, defeat, feckless, sacrifice, satisfy, face, and synthesis. I. Basic form …   Universalium

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