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tumefaction

[too-muh-fak-shuh n, tyoo-] /ˌtu məˈfæk ʃən, ˌtyu-/
noun
1.
an act of making or becoming swollen or tumid.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < French < Latin tumefactiōn- (stem of tumefactiō a causing to swell), equivalent to tumefact(us) (past participle of tumefacere; see tumefy) + -iōn- -ion
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Examples for tumefaction
  • Fever relapsed shortly thereafter, as well as the facial tumefaction.
  • But, though tense, the tumefaction has net materially diminished in size.
British Dictionary definitions for tumefaction

tumefaction

/ˌtjuːmɪˈfækʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of swelling
2.
a puffy or swollen structure or part
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tumefaction in Medicine

tumefaction tu·me·fac·tion (tōō'mə-fāk'shən, tyōō'-)
n.

  1. The act or process of puffing or swelling.

  2. A swollen condition.

  3. A puffy or swollen part; tumescence.

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