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 for dropsy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in
           cells, tissues, or serous cavities [syn: edema, oedema,
           hydrops, dropsy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "dropsy":
     abscess, ague, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, asphyxiation,
     asthma, ataxia, atrophy, backache, bleeding, blennorhea, bloat,
     bloatedness, bloating, blowing up, cachexia, cachexy, chill,
     chills, colic, constipation, convulsion, coughing, cyanosis,
     diarrhea, diastole, dilatation, dilation, distension, dizziness,
     dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema, emaciation, fainting,
     fatigue, fever, fibrillation, flatulence, flatulency, flatus, flux,
     gassiness, growth, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hydrops,
     hypertension, hypotension, icterus, indigestion, inflammation,
     inflation, insomnia, intumescence, itching, jaundice,
     labored breathing, low blood pressure, lumbago, marasmus,
     meteorism, nasal discharge, nausea, necrosis, pain, paralysis,
     pruritus, puff, puffiness, puffing, rash, rheum, sclerosis,
     seizure, shock, skin eruption, sneezing, sore, spasm, stretching,
     swell, swellage, swelling, swollenness, tabes, tachycardia,
     tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumidness, tumor, turgescence,
     turgidity, turgidness, tympanism, tympany, upset stomach, vertigo,
     vomiting, wasting, windiness

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     mentioned only in Luke 14:2. The man afflicted with it was cured
     by Christ on the Sabbath.

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