detumescence

detumescence

[dee-too-mes-uhns, -tyoo-]
noun
reduction or subsidence of swelling.

Origin:
1670–80; < Latin dētumēsc(ere) to cease swelling (dē- de- + tumēscere to swell) + -ence; see tumescent

detumescent, adjective
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detumescence (ˌdiːtjʊˈmɛsəns)
 
n
the subsidence of a swelling, esp the return of a swollen organ, such as the penis, to the flaccid state
 
[C17: from Latin dētumescere to cease swelling, from de- + tumescere, from tumēre to swell]

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detumescence de·tu·mes·cence (dē'tōō-měs'əns, -tyōō-)
n.
Reduction, subsidence, or lessening of a swelling, especially the restoration of a swollen organ or part to normal size.

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