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Definition of "oedema" []

  • Variant of edema. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oedema" in a sentence
  • "The application of cupping-glasses and bands causes veinous stasis and thus an oedema is formed round the injured area."
  • "Famine Oedema has been shown in this investigation as in previous investigations to precede death from starvation by a period of three to four months, following some radical change in the intake, so the incidence of famine oedema is a good way to measure the degree of inadequate diet."
  • "The oedema, which is accumulation of fluid, in Basu's brain has been arrested, doctors said, adding that he has been able to take in 40 per cent of the supplied oxygen."