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dropsy


  3  definitions  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dropsy 
  n  :  swelling  from  excessive  accumulation  of  serous  fluid  in 
  tissue  [syn:  {edema},  {oedema}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dropsy 
  mentioned  only  in  Luke  14:2.  The  man  afflicted  with  it  was  cured 
  by  Christ  on  the  Sabbath. 
 




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