turgescence


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swelling

 [swel´ing]
1. transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not due to cell proliferation; see also edema. Called also tumefaction, tumescence, and turgescence.
cloudy swelling a term formerly used for an early stage of toxic degeneration of protein constituents of organs in infectious diseases, when the tissues appear swollen and opaque but revert to normal when the cause is removed.

tu·mes·cence

(tū-mes'ents),
The condition of being or becoming tumid.
Synonym(s): tumefaction (2) , turgescence
[L. tumesco, to begin to swell]

turgescence

/tur·ges·cence/ (ter-jes´ens) swelling.

turgescence

(tûr-jĕs′əns)
n.
1.
a. The condition of being swollen.
b. The process of swelling.
2. Pomposity; self-importance.

tur·ges′cent adj.

tu·mes·cence

(tū-mes'ĕns)
The condition of being or becoming tumid.
Synonym(s): tumefaction (2) , turgescence.
[L. tumesco, to begin to swell]

turgescence

distention or swelling of a part.