noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1889 edema due to faulty lymphatic drainage

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  • Lymphedema — A common chronic, debilitating condition in which excess fluid called lymph collects in tissues and causes swelling (edema) in them. Lymphedema (edema due to lymphatic fluid) may occur in the arms or legs. This often happens after lymph vessels… …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphedema — /lim fi dee meuh/, n. Pathol. the accumulation of lymph in soft tissue with accompanying swelling, often of the extremities: sometimes caused by inflammation, obstruction, or removal of lymph channels. [1885 90; LYMPH + EDEMA] * * * ▪ pathology… …   Universalium

  • lymphedema — noun The swelling of tissue due to retention of fluid in the lymph vessels …   Wiktionary

  • lymphedema — n. swelling caused by excess lymph fluid that accumulates in tissue (especially of the arms or legs) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lymphedema — lymph·ede·ma …   English syllables

  • lymphedema — A condition in which excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling. It may occur in the arm or leg after lymph vessels or lymph nodes in the underarm or groin are removed or treated with radiation …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • lymphedema — noun swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas • Hypernyms: ↑edema, ↑oedema, ↑hydrops, ↑dropsy * * * /lim fi dee meuh/, n. Pathol. the accumulation of lymph in soft tissue with accompanying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lymphedema distichiasis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 30530 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = 153400 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Lymphedema distichiasis is a medical condition associated with the FOXC2 also*… …   Wikipedia

  • lymphedema praecox — primary lymphedema of the lower limbs beginning at or near puberty, usually in young women. Called also Meige l. or disease …   Medical dictionary

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