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Meaning of dropsy

drop•sy

Pronunciation: (drop'sē), [key]
— n.
  1. (formerly ) edema.
  2. an infectious disease of fishes, characterized by a swollen, spongelike body and protruding scales, caused by a variety of the bacterium Pseudomonas punctata.
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