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milk leg

noun, Pathology
1.
a painful swelling of the leg soon after childbirth, due to thrombosis of the large veins.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for milk leg

milk leg

noun
1.
inflammation and thrombosis of the femoral vein following childbirth, characterized by painful swelling of the leg Also called white leg Technical name phlegmasia alba dolens
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milk leg in Medicine

milk leg n.
A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins. Also called phlegmasia alba dolens.

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