- a pronounced, generalized edema.
- pathol a generalized accumulation of serous fluid within the subcutaneous connective tissue, resulting in oedema
“subcutaneous dropsy,” late 14c., medical Latin, from Greek ana “up, throughout” (see ana-) + sarx (genitive sarkos) “flesh” (see sarcasm). Abbreviation of Greek phrase hydrops ana sarka “dropsy throughout the flesh.”
- An accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and cavities of the body.