Monday, May 11, 2009


edema \i-ˈdē-mə\ noun: 1. an abnormal infiltration and excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity; dropsy, 2 a. watery swelling of plant organs or parts, b. any of various plant diseases characterized by such swellings

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek oidēma swelling, from oidein to swell; akin to Armenian aytnu- swell, Old English ātor poison

Edema would make a lovely name for a girl.

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