tumefaction

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tu·me·fac·tion

 (to͞o′mə-făk′shən, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of puffing or swelling.
b. A swollen condition.
2. A puffy or swollen part.

[French tuméfaction, from Latin tumefacere, to tumefy; see tumefacient.]

tu′me·fac′tive (-tĭv) adj.

tumefaction

(ˌtjuːmɪˈfækʃən)
n
1. the act or process of swelling
2. (Pathology) a puffy or swollen structure or part

tu•me•fac•tion

(ˌtu məˈfæk ʃən, ˌtyu-)

n.
1. a swollen part.
2. a swelling up of a part.
[1590–1600; < French < Latin tumefactiō=tumefac(ere) (see tumefy) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tumefaction - the process of tumefyingtumefaction - the process of tumefying; the organic process whereby tissue becomes swollen by the accumulation of fluid within it
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Translations
tumefação

tumefaction

[ˌtjuːmɪˈfækʃən] Ntumefacción f

tu·me·fac·tion

n. tumefacción, tumescencia, proceso de hinchazón.
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