swelling

Definitions of swelling
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n something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Synonyms:
bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance
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frontal eminence
either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance
prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly
a part that bulges deeply
caput
a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
mogul
a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble
a small lump or protuberance
snag
a sharp protuberance
wart
any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
Type of:
projection
any solid convex shape that juts out from something

n an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Synonyms:
lump, puffiness
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spermatocele
a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa
bloat
swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
bunion
a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema
swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
haematocele, haematocoele, hematocele, hematocoele
swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)
intumescence, intumescency
swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)
iridoncus
swelling of the iris of the eye
lymphogranuloma
swelling of a lymph node
oscheocele, oscheocoele
swelling of the scrotum
tumidity, tumidness
slight swelling of an organ or part
Quincke's edema, angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives, periodic edema
recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs
lymphedema
swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
scleredema
a skin disease marked by hard edema of the tissue usually beginning in the face
cystoid macular edema
a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina
anasarca
generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
chemosis
edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
papilledema
swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure
brain edema, cerebral edema
swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
tumescence
tumidity resulting from the presence of blood or other fluid in the tissues
haematoma, hematoma
a localized swelling filled with blood
Type of:
symptom
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
enlargement
the state of being enlarged

n the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)

Synonyms:
intumescence, intumescency
Type of:
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process
(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

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