meaning of anasarca

anasarca meaning in General Dictionary

Dropsy of subcutaneous cellular tissue an effusion of serum to the cellular substance occasioning a soft pale inelastic inflammation of the skin

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  • generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective muscle
  • Dropsy associated with the subcutaneous cellular structure; an effusion of serum to the mobile material, occasioning a soft, pale, inelastic swelling of your skin.

anasarca meaning in Urban Dictionary

a generalized infiltration of edema fluid into subcutaneous connective tissue.


anasarca meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"subcutaneous dropsy," belated 14c., health Latin, from Greek ana "up, throughout" (see ana-) + sarx (genitive sarkos) "flesh" (see sarcasm). Abbreviation of Greek expression hydrops ana sarka "dropsy through the skin."


anasarca meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Dropsy of subcutaneous mobile muscle; an effusion of serum into the cellular substance, occasioning a soft, pale, inelastic inflammation of the skin.


Sentence Examples with the word anasarca

In a given case of anasarca due to a cause acting generally, it will be found that the liquid of the pleural cavity always contains the highest percentage of proteid, that of the peritoneal cavity comes next, that of the cerebral ventricles follows this, and the liquid of the subcutaneous areolar tissue contains the lowest.

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