lymphedema

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lym·phe·de·ma

or lym·phoe·de·ma  (lĭm′fə-dē′mə)
n.
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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Translations

lymph·e·de·ma

n. linfedema, edema causado por una obstrucción en los vasos linfáticos.
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lymphedema

n linfedema m
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