turgescence

turgescent

[tur-jes-uhnt]
adjective
becoming swollen; swelling.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin turgēscent- (stem of turgēscēns), present participle of turgēscere to begin to swell, equivalent to turg(ēre) to swell + -ēscent- -escent

turgescence, turgescency, noun
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turgescent (tɜːˈdʒɛsənt)
 
adj
becoming or being swollen; inflated; tumid
 
tur'gescence
 
n
 
tur'gescency
 
n

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turgescence tur·ges·cence (tûr-jěs'əns)
n.

  1. The condition of being swollen; tumescence.

  2. The process of swelling.

turgescent tur·ges·cent (tûr-jěs'ənt)
adj.
Tumescent.

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