plethoric


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ple·thor·ic

(ple-thōr'ik, pleth'ŏ-rik),
Relating to plethora.
Synonym(s): sanguine (1) , sanguineous (2)

plethoric

(plĕ-thôr′ĭk, -thŏr′-, plĕth′ə-rĭk)
adj.
Characterized by an overabundance of blood.

ple·thor′i·cal·ly adv.

plethoric

adjective Fluid-filled, edematous

ple·thor·ic

(plĕ-thōr'ik)
Relating to plethora (hypervolemia).
Synonym(s): sanguine (1) , sanguineous (2) .

plethoric

Having a ruddy complexion from widening of blood vessels under the skin or, rarely, from POLYCYTHAEMIA.
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Repeat transthoracic echocardiography showed enlarged right ventricle and right atrium associated with plethoric inferior vena cava.
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An apparently undecipherable enigma, the romantic fact seems to challenge all analysis, not only because its plethoric diversity resists any attempt to reduce it to a common denominator, but also, and principally, as a result of its fabulously contradictory character: both (or alternatively) revolutionary and counterrevolutionary, individualist and communitarian, cosmopolitan and nationalist, realistic and fantastic, retrograde and utopian, disgusted and melancholic, republican and monarchist, red and white, mystical and sensual.