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Edema. No longer in scientific use.

[Middle English dropesie, short for idropesie, from Old French ydropisie, from Medieval Latin ydrōpisia, from Latin hydrōpisis, from Greek hudrōpiāsis, from hudrōps, dropsy, a dropsical person : hudro-, water; see hydro- + ōps, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

drop′si·cal (-sĭ-kəl) adj.
drop′si·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dropsical - swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"


[ˈdrɒpsɪkəl] ADJhidrópico


References in classic literature ?
Its large eyes appeared young and unhealthy, almost dropsical.
It was an inconsistent and ubiquitous fiend too, for, while it was making the whole night behind him dreadful, he darted out into the roadway to avoid dark alleys, fearful of its coming hopping out of them like a dropsical boy's-Kite without tail and wings.
The landlady's glasses were little, thin, blown-glass tumblers, and those which had been borrowed from the public-house were great, dropsical, bloated articles, each supported on a huge gouty leg.
Fred, in spite of his irritation, had kindness enough in him to be a little sorry for the unloved, unvenerated old man, who with his dropsical legs looked more than usually pitiable in walking.
After much blundering and backing, it stopped at the door: rolling heavily from side to side when its other motion had ceased, as if it had taken cold in its damp stable, and between that, and the having been required in its dropsical old age to move at any faster pace than a walk, were distressed by shortness of wind.
The Six Jolly Fellowship Porters, already mentioned as a tavern of a dropsical appearance, had long settled down into a state of hale infirmity.
Histological changes to ruminal epithelium (edema or inflammation process) were evaluated based on degree changes (considering dropsical degeneration, neutrophil infiltration and parakeratosis), coded as 1 = normal, 2 = moderate, and 3 = intense.
It is safe to say that the sincerity and responsibility required of Herbert's idea of a country parson would be sufficient to wear out the Cambridge-educated, already sickly, dropsical, and consumptive priest of Bemerton after three years in office.
failure complicated by anasarca: (41) "A dropsical affection of the
Hydrallantois is more common (85-90%) than hydramnios which accounts 5-10 percent of dropsical condition in bovines (Peek, 1997; Roberts, 2004).