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oedema

[ih-dee-muh] /ɪˈdi mə/
noun, plural oedemata
[ih-dee-muh-tuh] /ɪˈdi mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
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oedema

/ɪˈdiːmə/
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə)
1.
(pathol) an excessive accumulation of serous fluid in the intercellular spaces of tissue
2.
(plant pathol) an abnormal swelling in a plant caused by a large mass of parenchyma or an accumulation of water in the tissues
Derived Forms
oedematous, edematous (ɪˈdɛmətəs), oedematose, edematose, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via New Latin from Greek oidēma, from oidein to swell
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