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1. An abundance or excess of something: "[the pitcher's] sinker that clocks in the low nineties ... resulting in a plethora of weakly hit groundballs" (Buzz Bissinger).
2. An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.
[Late Latin plēthōra, from Greek, from plēthein, to be full; see pelə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. superfluity or excess; overabundance
2. (Pathology) pathol obsolete a condition caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels, characterized esp by a reddish face
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek plēthōrē fullness, from plēthein to grow full]
pleth•o•ra(ˈplɛθ ər ə)
1. overabundance; excess.
2. a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood.
[1535–45; < New Latin < Greek plēthṓra fullness]
Plethoraan overfullness; repetition or excess.
Examples: plethora of capital, 1835; of Greeks, 1983; of words, 1868; of work.
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|Noun||1.||plethora - extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"|
excessiveness, inordinateness, excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits