anasarca








noun Pathology.

  1. a pronounced, generalized edema.

noun

  1. pathol a generalized accumulation of serous fluid within the subcutaneous connective tissue, resulting in oedema
n.

“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.”

n.

  1. An accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and cavities of the body.

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