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Meaning of edema

e•de•ma

Pronunciation: (i-dē'mu), [key]
— pl. -mas, -ma•ta
  1. effusion of serous fluid into the interstices of cells in tissue spaces or into body cavities.
    1. a small surface swelling of plant parts, caused by excessive moisture.
    2. any disease so characterized.
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