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plethora

 [pleth´o-rah]
1. an excess of blood in a part.
2. by extension, a red florid complexion. adj., adj pletho´ric.

pleth·o·ra

(pleth'ŏ-ră), Avoid the mispronunciation plethor'a.
1. Synonym(s): hypervolemia
2. An excess of any of the body fluids.
[G. plēthōrē, fullness, fr. plēthō, to become full]

plethora

/pleth·o·ra/ (pleth´ah-rah)
1. an excess of blood.
2. by extension, a red florid complexion.pletho´ric

plethora

(plĕth′ər-ə)
n.
An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.

plethora

[pleth′ərə]
Etymology: Gk, plethore, fullness
a term applied to the beefy red coloration of a newborn. The "boiled lobster" hue of the infant's skin is caused by an unusually high proportion of erythrocytes per volume of blood. The term formerly was used to describe any red-faced person. plethoric, adj.

pleth·o·ra

(pleth'ŏr-ă)
1. Synonym(s): hypervolemia.
2. An excess of any of the body fluids.
Synonym(s): repletion (2) .
[G. plēthōrē, fullness, fr. plēthō, to become full]

pleth·o·ra

(pleth'ŏr-ă)
1. Synonym(s): hypervolemia.
2. An excess of any of the body fluids.
Synonym(s): repletion (2) .
[G. plēthōrē, fullness, fr. plēthō, to become full]

plethora (pleth´ərə),

n a nonspecific increase in blood bulk. Clinically, the patient is flushed and has a feeling of tenseness in the head; the blood vessels are full, and the pulse is firm.

plethora

a general term denoting an overabundance, or specifically, an excessive amount of blood.
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