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drop·sy

 (drŏp′sē)
n.
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.

dropsy

(ˈdrɒpsɪ)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol a condition characterized by an accumulation of watery fluid in the tissues or in a body cavity
2. slang a tip or bribe
[C13: shortened from ydropesie, from Latin hydrōpisis, from Greek hudrōps, from hudōr water]
dropsical, ˈdropsied adj
ˈdropsically adv

drop•sy

(ˈdrɒp si)

n.
(formerly) edema.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Medieval Latin (h)ydrōpisia, ultimately < Greek hydrōpíāsis, derivative of hýdrōps edema]
drop′si•cal (-sɪ kəl) adj.
drop′si•cal•ly, adv.
drop′sied, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dropsy - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavitiesdropsy - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives, periodic edema, Quincke's edema - recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs
lymphedema - swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
scleredema - a skin disease marked by hard edema of the tissue usually beginning in the face
cystoid macular edema - a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
anasarca - generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
chemosis - edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
papilledema - swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure
brain edema, cerebral edema - swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
Translations

dropsy

[ˈdrɒpsɪ] Nhidropesía f

dropsy

nWassersucht f

drop·sy

n. hidropesía, acumulación excesiva de fluido seroso en una cavidad o tejido celular.