myxedema

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μύξα (múksa, mucus) + οἴδημα (oídēma, swelling).

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myxedema (countable and uncountable, plural myxedemas)

  1. (pathology) A form of cutaneous and dermal edema that is secondary to increased deposition of connective tissue components in subcutaneous tissue.

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