Definition of Milk leg
1. Noun. Painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth.
Medical Definition of Milk leg
1. An extreme edematous swelling of the leg following childbirth, due to thrombosis of the iliofemoral veins. Synonym: leukophlegmasia dolens, milk leg, puerperal phlebitis, thrombotic phlegmasia, white leg. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Milk leg
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1. The Origin of Life and Process of Reproduction in Plants and Animals: With by Frederick Hollick (1902)
"It looks, in fact, like a thin bag of skin filled with milk, and hence the name milk-leg, from an idea that it was really filled with milk, ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... the substances with which it is ground, they esteem it as the best medium for their medicines, and are by far the largest consumers of it. MILK. LEG ..."
3. Woman; Her Diseases and Remedies: A Series of Letters to His Class by Charles Delucena Meigs (1851)
"GENTLEMEN :—There is a disease of which I have not yet spoken, and which is vulgarly known by the term Milk-leg. It has been called by the writers ..."
4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science ... with French and Other by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"... after inflammation of the organ, or for some time after the suppression of the secretion. They generally end by resolution. milk leg ..."
5. Females and Their Diseases: A Series of Letters to His Class by Charles Delucena Meigs (1848)
"GENTLEMEN:—There is a disease of which I have not yet spoken, and which is vulgarly known by the term milk leg. It has been called by the writers, ..."