Definition of Tumefaction

1. Noun. The process of tumefying; the organic process whereby tissue becomes swollen by the accumulation of fluid within it.

Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Tumefy, Tumefy



Definition of Tumefaction

1. n. The act or process of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumor; a swelling.

Definition of Tumefaction

1. Noun. The process or result of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumefaction

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Medical Definition of Tumefaction

1. 1. A swelling. Synonym: tumentia. Synonym: tumescence. Origin: see tumefacient (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumefaction

tumblesets
tumbleth
tumbleweed
tumbleweed moment
tumbleweeds
tumbling
tumbling mill
tumblings
tumbrel
tumbrels
tumbril
tumbrils
tumbu dermal myiasis
tumchaite
tumefacient
tumefaction (current term)
tumefactions
tumefied
tumefies
tumefy
tumefying
tumentia
tumeric
tumeric yellow
tumesce
tumesced
tumescence
tumescences
tumescent
tumesces

Literary usage of Tumefaction

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1. Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System: Delivered at La Salpêtrière by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"ON THE tumefaction OF THE MOTOR NERVE-CELLS AND OF THE AXIS-CYLINDERS OF THE ... I may add that, in at least one of these cases, I remarked a tumefaction of ..."

2. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1858)
"This tumefaction sometimes obscures the hardness of the vessel itself, which therefore escapes notice unless upon careful examination. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Diseases of Children: With Directions for the Management by Michael Underwood, Marshall Hall (1835)
"tumefaction OF THE PREPUCE. This little complaint, like the hydrocele, ... which disappears as soon as the tumefaction subsides; by which the natural ..."

4. The Principles and practice of dental surgery by Chapin Aaron Harris (1863)
"CHRONIC INFLAMMATION AND tumefaction OF THE GUMS ATTENDED BY RECESSION OF THEIR MARGINS FROM THE TEETH. The affection which we are now about to consider has ..."

5. A System of Midwifery: Including the Diseases of Pregnancy and the Puerperal by William Leishman (1876)
"The result of these changes is that the membrane becomes hypertro- phied to Such an extent that tumefaction of the Uterine Mucous Membrane during , . ., - ..."

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