anasarca

anasarca

[an-uh-sahr-kuh]
noun Pathology.
a pronounced, generalized edema.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin, representing Greek phrase anà sárka literally, throughout the body

anasarcous, adjective
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anasarca (ˌænəˈsɑːkə)
 
n
pathol a generalized accumulation of serous fluid within the subcutaneous connective tissue, resulting in oedema
 
[C14: from New Latin, from ana- (puffed up) + Greek sarx flesh]
 
ana'sarcous
 
adj

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anasarca
late 14c., from L., from Gk. ana- "up, throughout" + sarx (gen. sarkos) "flesh" (see sarcasm). Abbreviation of Gk. phrase hydrops ana sarka "dropsy throughout the flesh."
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anasarca an·a·sar·ca (ān'ə-sär'kə)
n.
An accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and cavities of the body.


an'a·sar'cous (-kəs) adj.
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