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Meaning of DROPSY

Pronunciation:  'drâpsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
--Dunglison.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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

 
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