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dropsies


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dropsy  \Drop"sy\,  n.;  pl  {Dropsies}.  [OE.  dropsie,  dropesie 
  OF  idropisie  F.  hydropisie  L.  hydropisis  fr  Gr  ? 
  dropsy,  fr  ?  water.  See  {Water},  and  cf  {Hydropsy}.]  (Med.) 
  An  unnatural  collection  of  serous  fluid  in  any  serous  cavity 
  of  the  body,  or  in  the  subcutaneous  cellular  tissue. 
  --Dunglison.