dropsy definition

  • noun:
    • Edema. Not any longer in clinical use.
    • Swelling, edema, frequently from chronic obstructive pulmonary infection COPD.
    • An unnatural collection of serous substance in just about any serous hole associated with human anatomy, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
    • In medicine, a morbid accumulation of watery liquid in every cavity associated with human anatomy or in the cells. See edema, anasarca., and ascites.
    • In botany, an ailment in succulent flowers brought on by an excessive amount of water.
    • In fish-culture, a disease of younger trout.
    • inflammation from extortionate accumulation of watery substance in cells, tissues, or serous cavities

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