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

  oedema \oe*de"ma\, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a swelling, tumor, fr. ?
     to swell.] (Med.)
     A swelling from effusion of watery fluid in the cellular
     tissue beneath the skin or mucous membrance; dropsy of the
     subcutaneous cellular tissue. [Written also edema.]
     [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]

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