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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.
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tumefaction

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

tumefaction

[ˌtjuːmɪˈfækʃən] Ntumefacción f
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tu·me·fac·tion

n. tumefacción, tumescencia, proceso de hinchazón.
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The presence of tumefaction with alteration in the coloring of the gingival tissue is another type of manifestation.
This condition is known as a flare-up, which is reported as the development of pain, tumefaction, or both, beginning within a few hours or days after the root canal preparation (2).
ULs were not induced in QSABSG, as the uteruses did not present cysts, tubercle or tumefaction. However, concentration of P and E2 in serum and concentration of P, E2, PR, and ER in the uterus and ovary increased.
The most common symptom is painless tumefaction, as seen in our patient.
It was also possible to observe various degrees of hydropic tumefaction of hepatic cells, mainly in the central-lobular region, where cell morphological changes occur as polygonal cells shift to balloon-shaped ones.
The manifestations of the orbital involvement are irritation and redness of the eyes and eyelids, lid tumefaction, double vision, and rarely visual loss.
The patient reported that his disease started in January 2015 with itching and tumefaction on his globe without pain.
A 7-month-old child, who resided in Sadori (north Togo, Oti district), presented with a persistent fever and a cervical tumefaction. He was operated on February 8; he presented with bleeding of operative wounds and died 3 days later.
Almost one year later, he developed a painless tumefaction of the anterior surface of both elbows (Figure 5).
His hands and feet appeared short, with middle, painless tumefaction of soft tissue around the index proximal interphalangeal joints.
Scrotal ultrasound showed a heterogeneous tumefaction of the left epididymal caput, measuring 70 millimeters.