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Swelling vs. Edema

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Swellingnoun

The state of being swollen.

Edemanoun

An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity.

Swellingnoun

Anything swollen, especially any abnormally swollen part of the body.

Edemanoun

A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water.

Swellingnoun

(figurative) A rising, as of passion or anger.

Edemanoun

Same as œdema.

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Swellingnoun

The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride.

‘Rise to the swelling of the voiceless sea.’;

Edemanoun

swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue

Swellingnoun

A protuberance; a prominence

‘The superficies of such plates are not even, but have many cavities and swellings.’;

Edema

Edema, also spelled oedema, and also known as fluid retention, dropsy, hydropsy and swelling, is the build-up of fluid in the body's tissue. Most commonly, the legs or arms are affected.

Swellingnoun

abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Swellingnoun

the swelling of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)

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Swellingadjective

becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of other fluids;

‘put ice on the swelling ankle’;

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