a chronic disease with permanent edema of the lower limbs and feet from obstruction of the flow of lymph.
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trophedema(trŏf″ĕ-dē′mă) [Gr. trophe, nourishment, + oidema, a swelling]
Permanent, localized edema of a limb or limbs. Repeated low-grade infection may also obstruct the flow of lymph.
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