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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ih-dee-muh]
    • /ɪˈdi mə/
    • /ɪˈdiː.mə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ih-dee-muh]
    • /ɪˈdi mə/

Definitions of oedema word

  • noun plural oedema edema. 1
  • noun plural oedema effusion of serous fluid into the interstices of cells in tissue spaces or into body cavities. 1
  • noun plural oedema Plant Pathology. a small surface swelling of plant parts, caused by excessive moisture. any disease so characterized. 1
  • noun oedema (British, pathology) An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity. 1
  • noun oedema an excessive accumulation of serous fluid in the intercellular spaces of tissue 0
  • noun oedema an abnormal swelling in a plant caused by a large mass of parenchyma or an accumulation of water in the tissues 0

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Origin of oedema

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
1490-1500; < New Latin oedēma < Greek oídēma a swelling, equivalent to oidē- (variant stem of oideîn to swell) + -ma noun suffix

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oedema popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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