a chronic disease with permanent edema of the lower limbs and feet from obstruction of the flow of lymph.
trophedema/troph·ede·ma/ (trof″ĕ-de´mah) a chronic disease with permanent edema of the feet or legs.
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.