Pronunciation: (i-dē'mu), [key]
—pl. -mas, -ma•taPronunciation: (-mu-tu). [key] Pathol.
1. effusion of serous fluid into the interstices of cells in tissue spaces or into body cavities.
2. Plant Pathol.
a. a small surface swelling of plant parts, caused by excessive moisture.
b. any disease so characterized. Also,oedema.
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