tumefacient

tumefacient

[too-muh-fey-shuhnt, tyoo-]
adjective
tumefying; causing to swell.

Origin:
1880–85; < Latin tumefacient-, stem of tumefaciēns (present participle of tumefacere to cause to swell). See tumefy, -facient

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tumefacient (ˌtjuːmɪˈfeɪʃɪənt)
 
adj
producing or capable of producing swelling: a tumefacient drug
 
[C16: from Latin tumefacere to cause to swell, from tumēre to swell + facere to cause]

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

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