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Meaning of DROPSY

Pronunciation:  'drâpsee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue

DROPSY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: edema, hydrops, oedema
 See Also: anasarca, chemosis, lump, lymphedema, papilledema, puffiness, scleredema, swelling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Drop"sy\, n.; pl. {Dropsies}. [OE. dropsie, dropesie,
OF. idropisie, F. hydropisie, L. hydropisis, fr. Gr. ?
dropsy, fr. ? water. See {Water}, and cf. {Hydropsy}.] (Med.)
An unnatural collection of serous fluid in any serous cavity
of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue.

Easton Bible Dictionary

mentioned only in Luke 14:2. The man afflicted with it was cured by Christ on the Sabbath.

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