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earache Tweet Definition of earache Like Definition of earache on Facebook
  1. A pain in the middle ear, middle or inner ear.
eating disorder Tweet Definition of eating disorder Like Definition of eating disorder on Facebook
  1. any psychological disorder characterized by abnormal eating habits
ecchymosis Tweet Definition of ecchymosis Like Definition of ecchymosis on Facebook
  1. The skin discoloration caused by the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels.
  2. A bruise.
eclampsia Tweet Definition of eclampsia Like Definition of eclampsia on Facebook
  1. (pathology) A complication of pregnancy characterized by convulsions and coma. See preeclampsia.
eczema Tweet Definition of eczema Like Definition of eczema on Facebook
  1. An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin, characterized by redness, itching, and the outbreak of oozing vesicular lesions which become encrusted and scaly. It is noncontagious.
edema Tweet Definition of edema Like Definition of edema on Facebook
noun (plural edemas or edemata )
  1. (pathology) An excessive accumulation of serum in tissue spaces or a body cavity
  1. A similar swelling in plants caused by excessive accumulation of water
efflorescence Tweet Definition of efflorescence Like Definition of efflorescence on Facebook
  1. (chemistry) The formation of a powdery surface on crystals, as a hydrate is converted to anhydrous form by losing loosely bound water of crystallization to the atmosphere.
  2. (botany) The production of flowers.
  3. (metaphorical) Rapid flowering of a culture or civilisation etc.
  4. (pathology) A redness, rash, or eruption on the skin.
elephantiasis Tweet Definition of elephantiasis Like Definition of elephantiasis on Facebook
  1. (pathology) A complication of chronic filariasis, in which nematode worms block the lymphatic vessels, usually in the legs or scrotum, causing extreme enlargement of the infected area.
emaciation Tweet Definition of emaciation Like Definition of emaciation on Facebook
  1. The act of making very lean.
  2. The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition.
embolic Tweet Definition of embolic Like Definition of embolic on Facebook
  1. (pathology) Of or relating to an embolus or an embolism.
  2. Pertaining to emboly.
embolism Tweet Definition of embolism Like Definition of embolism on Facebook
  1. (pathology) An obstruction or occlusion of an artery by an embolus, that is by a blood clot, air bubble or other matter that has been transported by the blood stream.
embolus Tweet Definition of embolus Like Definition of embolus on Facebook
noun (emboli)
  1. (pathology) A blood clot, air bubble or other matter carried by the blood stream and causing a blockage or occlusion of a blood vessel.
emesis Tweet Definition of emesis Like Definition of emesis on Facebook
noun (emeses)
  1. (medicine) The act or process of vomiting or having vomited.
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emphysema Tweet Definition of emphysema Like Definition of emphysema on Facebook
  1. (pathology) An abnormal accumulation of air in tissues , especially the lungs. Pulmonary emphysema is a chronic lung disease, characterised by an abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces, resulting in laboured breathing and caused by exposure to toxic chemicals such as tobacco smoke.
encephalitis Tweet Definition of encephalitis Like Definition of encephalitis on Facebook
noun (plural: encephalitides)
  1. (pathology) inflammation, Inflammation of the brain.
encephalomyelitis Tweet Definition of encephalomyelitis Like Definition of encephalomyelitis on Facebook
noun (plural: encephalomyelitides)
  1. (pathology) Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
endocarditis Tweet Definition of endocarditis Like Definition of endocarditis on Facebook
  1. (context, pathology, cardiology) An inflammation of the endocardium and possibly the heart valves.
endogenous Tweet Definition of endogenous Like Definition of endogenous on Facebook
  1. produced, originating or growing from within
  2. of a disease, caused by factors within the body
endometriosis Tweet Definition of endometriosis Like Definition of endometriosis on Facebook
  1. (medicine) A condition in which the endometrium is found elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus
endothelioma Tweet Definition of endothelioma Like Definition of endothelioma on Facebook
noun (alternative plural endotheliomata)
  1. Any of various mostly benign neoplasms derived from the endothelium of blood vessels or lymph channels
engorge Tweet Definition of engorge Like Definition of engorge on Facebook
verb to engorge (engorges, engorged, engorging)
  1. To devour something greedily
  2. To gorge or glut
  3. To feed ravenously
enteritis Tweet Definition of enteritis Like Definition of enteritis on Facebook
noun (plural: enteritides or enteritises)
  1. (pathology) Inflamation of the intestines, generally the small intestine.
epiphenomenon Tweet Definition of epiphenomenon Like Definition of epiphenomenon on Facebook
  1. any phenomenon that is the result of another
  1. (medicine) a symptom that develops during the course of a disease that is not connected to the disease
epistaxis Tweet Definition of epistaxis Like Definition of epistaxis on Facebook
noun (epistax, es)
  1. (symptom) nosebleed
erythema Tweet Definition of erythema Like Definition of erythema on Facebook
  1. Abnormal redness and inflammation of the skin, due to vasodilation.
  2. Skin redness from sunburn or chemical irritation
eschar Tweet Definition of eschar Like Definition of eschar on Facebook
  1. a dry, dark scab or scar, especially as a result of burning
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etiologic Tweet Definition of etiologic Like Definition of etiologic on Facebook
  1. Of or pertaining to an etiology.
exogenous Tweet Definition of exogenous Like Definition of exogenous on Facebook
  1. (biology) produced or originating outside of an organism
  2. (medicine) of a disease: having an external cause
exophthalmic goiter Tweet Definition of exophthalmic goiter Like Definition of exophthalmic goiter on Facebook
  1. (medicine) hyperthyroidism accompanied by protrusion of the eyeballs
exophthalmos Tweet Definition of exophthalmos Like Definition of exophthalmos on Facebook
  1. (anatomy) An abnormal protrusion of the eyeball from its socket.
exostosis Tweet Definition of exostosis Like Definition of exostosis on Facebook
noun (exostoses)
  1. A benign bony growth, often covered with cartilage, on the surface of a bone or tooth
extravasation Tweet Definition of extravasation Like Definition of extravasation on Facebook
  1. the exudation of blood, lymph or urine from a vessel into the tissues
  2. the eruption of molten lava from a volcanic vent
extroversion Tweet Definition of extroversion Like Definition of extroversion on Facebook
  1. Concern with others or with what is outside oneself. The characteristic property of an extrovert.
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eyeless Tweet Definition of eyeless Like Definition of eyeless on Facebook
  1. Having no eyes (organs of sight).

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