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also oe·de·ma (ĭ-dē′mə)
n. pl. e·de·mas or e·de·ma·ta (-mə-tə) also oe·de·mas or oe·de·ma·ta
1. Medicine An excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue spaces or a body cavity.
2. Botany A condition of plants characterized by blisterlike swellings on the leaves or other parts, caused by an accumulation of water.

[Middle English ydema, from Greek oidēma, a swelling, from oidein, to swell.]

e·dem′a·tous (ĭ-dĕm′ə-təs) adj.
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Adj.1.edematous - swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"


a. edematoso-a, rel. a un edema o afectado por éste.
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Postmortem examinations showed hemorrhages in multiple edematously enlarged lymph nodes, most prominent pulmonary hyperemia and alveolar edema, hyperplasia of the mesenteric lymph nodes, and acute gastritis with hemorrhages.