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oedema or edema (ɪˈdiːmə)
n , pl -mata
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
[C16: via New Latin from Greek oidēma, from oidein to swell]
edema or edema (ɪˈdiːmə, -mətə)
[C16: via New Latin from Greek oidēma, from oidein to swell]
oedematous or edema
edematous or edema
oe'dematose or edema
e'dematose or edema

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