Definition of Tumescent

1. Adjective. Abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas. "Puffy tumid flesh"




Definition of Tumescent

1. a. Slightly tumid; swollen, as certain moss capsules.

Definition of Tumescent

1. Adjective. swollen or distended with fluid, as of erectile tissue. ¹

2. Adjective. inflated or overblown ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumescent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Tumescent

1. Denoting tumescence. Synonym: turgescent. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumescent

tumchaite
tumefacient
tumefaction
tumefactions
tumefied
tumefies
tumefy
tumefying
tumentia
tumeric
tumeric yellow
tumesce
tumesced
tumescence
tumescences
tumescent (current term)
tumesces
tumescing
tumid
tumidities
tumidity
tumidly
tumidness
tumidnesses
tummal
tummals
tummelberries
tummelberry
tummies
tummler

Literary usage of Tumescent

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1. Lectures on dermatology; delivered in the Royal college of surgeons of by William James Erasmus Wilson, Erasmus Wilson (1873)
"... secondly, there is the migratory character, as shown by the wandering propensities of the affection; and thirdly, there is the tumescent character, ..."

2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1908)
"... urn between the coxae narrow, tumescent, rapidly sloping behind, the m^so- sternum with a transverse tumescent ridge at apex ; abdominal plates v^ery ..."

3. Revision of the Orthopteran Group Melanopli (Acridiidae), with Special by Samuel Hubbard Scudder (1897)
"Fore and middle femora of male distinctly tumescent; hind femora not very long. Lateral margins of subgenital plate straight from the base, ..."

4. ... A Revision of the Tenebrionid Subfamily Conintina by Thomas Lincoln Casey (1908)
"val in posterior two-fifths; surface very smooth, with barely a trace of tumescent lines, the punctures minute, moderately close in broad lines as in the ..."

5. Christianity and Sex Problems by Hugh Northcote (1916)
"It becomes tumescent, drawing in nourishment from its environment. As we ascend the biological series, the original impulse is specialized in several ..."

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