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tumefacient

[too-muh-fey-shuh nt, tyoo-] /ˌtu məˈfeɪ ʃənt, ˌtyu-/
adjective
1.
tumefying; causing to swell.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin tumefacient-, stem of tumefaciēns (present participle of tumefacere to cause to swell). See tumefy, -facient
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British Dictionary definitions for tumefacient

tumefacient

/ˌtjuːmɪˈfeɪʃɪənt/
adjective
1.
producing or capable of producing swelling: a tumefacient drug
Word Origin
C16: from Latin tumefacere to cause to swell, from tumēre to swell + facere to cause
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tumefacient in Medicine

tumefacient tu·me·fa·cient (tōō'mə-fā'shənt, tyōō'-)
adj.
Producing or tending to produce tumefaction.

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