|intumescence or intumescency (ˌɪntjʊˈmɛsəns)|
|1.||pathol a swelling up, as with blood or other fluid|
|2.||pathol a swollen organ or part|
|3.||chem the swelling of certain substances on heating, often accompanied by the escape of water vapour|
|intumescency or intumescency|
|intumescent or intumescency|
intumescence in·tu·mes·cence (ĭn'tōō-měs'əns, -tyōō-)
The act or process of swelling or the condition of being swollen.
A swollen organ or body part.