edema edema  /ɪ ˈdi mə/


  • (n) swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities



  1. One year later, Christina's mother, who had followed her sister's example by marrying Stavros Niarchos, died mysteriously of pulmonary edema.
  2. The external genitalia were early affected by the edema.
  3. Some malnourished people develop edema, a swelling, especially in the joints and abdomen.


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  1. Todd Pletcher stated, "Basically his left leg is filled from his ankle up to the knee, we need to get some of that edema out of there before we can do any diagnostics. He's not uncomfortable. I got him out early this morning (Sunday) on the asphalt...
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Todd Pletcher Source: Vegas-Spreads

  2. "Unfortunately, Emre is not going to play tomorrow," said Turkey coach Fatih Terim ahead of the game at Basel's St Jakob-Park Stadium. "He had an MRI and results have shown that there's an edema of two to three centimetres. Not having Emre is...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Fatih Terim Source: CNN International

  3. "These results indicate a treatment breakthrough for saving the vision of people with diabetic macular edema," researcher Dr. Neil Bressler of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said in a statement.
    on Apr 29, 2010 By: Johns Hopkins Source: UPI.com

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