What does Dropsy mean?

Dropsy meaning in General Dictionary

an unnatural collection of serous substance in almost any serous cavity of the human anatomy or in the subcutaneous mobile structure

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  • inflammation from extortionate accumulation of watery fluid in cells, cells, or serous cavities
  • An unnatural number of serous substance in any serous cavity regarding the human anatomy, or in the subcutaneous mobile muscle.

Dropsy meaning in Medical Dictionary

An old term the swelling of smooth cells as a result of the accumulation of extra water.


Dropsy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., a shortening of center English ydropsy, from Old French idropsie, from Latin hydropsis, from Greek hydrops (genitive hydropos) "dropsy," from hydor "water" (see water (n.1)).


Dropsy meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

inflammation throughout an animal’s system


Dropsy meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An unnatural assortment of serous fluid in any serous hole associated with human anatomy, or perhaps in the subcutaneous cellular structure.


Sentence Examples with the word Dropsy

He shows no inconsiderable knowledge of anatomy in his remarkable description of inflammation and abscess of the mediastinum in his own person, and its diagnosis from common pleuritis as well as from abscess and dropsy of the pericardium.

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