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or lym·phoe·de·ma  (lĭm′fə-dē′mə)
Swelling, especially in subcutaneous tissues, as a result of obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes, with accumulation of lymph in the affected region.
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Noun1.lymphedema - swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
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n. linfedema, edema causado por una obstrucción en los vasos linfáticos.
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The surgeon, he won't win any prizes for his social skills, but he's a marvellous surgeon and only one percent of his patients ever get lymphodema. Everything was taken away, I have nothing in the nether regions now.
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