hydroptic

hydrops

[hahy-drops]
noun (used with a singular verb) Pathology.
(formerly) edema.
Also called hydropsy [hahy-drop-see] .


Origin:
1700–10; < Latin hydrōps < Greek hýdrōps dropsy, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + -ōps appearance (literally, eye, face), apparently by confusion with ópsis appearance

hydroptic, adjective
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hydrops hy·drops (hī'drŏps')
n.
The excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissues or cavities of the body.

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