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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 ?
But, arriving at the last corner, Gaffer bade his boy go home while he turned into a red-curtained tavern, that stood dropsically bulging over the causeway, 'for a half-a-pint.
Dystocia due to foetal ascites is an occasional dropsically condition but most often in cows (Hoparkhe et al, 2003).
Many stop to gaze at two early soft masterpieces, Floor Cake and Floor Cone, both 1962, partly because the works fall out dropsically from the bay onto the floor and block the viewer's way, but also because it isn't immediately clear what they "are.