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intumescence

 [in″too-mes´ens]
1. a swelling, normal or abnormal.
2. the process of swelling. adj., adj intumes´cent.
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in·tu·mes·cence

(in'tū-mes'ens),
1. Synonym(s): enlargement
2. The process of enlarging or swelling; used to describe the spinal enlargements.
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intumescence

(ĭn′to͞o-mĕs′əns, -tyo͞o-)
n.
1. The act or process of swelling or the condition of being swollen.
2. A swollen organ or body part.

in′tu·mes′cent adj.
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in·tu·mes·cence

(in'tū-mes'ĕns)
1. Synonym(s): enlargement.
2. The process of enlarging or swelling; used to describe the spinal enlargements.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

intumescence

1. The process of swelling or becoming engorged, as in the erection of the penis.
2. The condition of being swollen.
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