tumefacient


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tu·me·fa·cient

 (to͞o′mə-fā′shənt, tyo͞o′-)
adj.
Producing or tending to produce swelling or tumefaction.

[Latin tumefaciēns, tumefacient-, present participle of tumefacere, to tumefy : tumēre, to swell; see teuə- in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

tumefacient

(ˌtjuːmɪˈfeɪʃɪənt)
adj
(Medicine) producing or capable of producing swelling: a tumefacient drug.
[C16: from Latin tumefacere to cause to swell, from tumēre to swell + facere to cause]

tu•me•fa•ci•ent

(ˌtu məˈfeɪ ʃənt, ˌtyu-)

adj.
becoming swollen; swelling.
[1880–85; < Latin tumefacient-, s. of tumefaciēns, present participle of tumefacere; see tumefy]