Monday, December 21, 2009


tumescent \tü-ˈme-sənt\ adjective: somewhat swollen {tumescent tissue}

Etymology: Latin tumescent-, tumescens, present participle of tumescere to swell up, inchoative of tumēre to swell

You guessed it — tumor shares an etymology.

1 comment:

Vicki Peter said...

(From Hellboy 2)
Johann Krauss: "Nice baby."
Baby: "I'm not a baby. I'm a tumour!"