Definition of Turgescence

1. n. The act of swelling, or the state of being swollen, or turgescent.



Definition of Turgescence

1. Noun. The act of swelling, or state of being swollen or turgescent. ¹

2. Noun. Empty magnificence or pompousness; inflation; bombast; turgidity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Turgescence

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Turgescence

1. Synonym: tumescence. Origin: L. Turgesco, to begin to swell, fr. Turgeo, to swell (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turgescence

turfless
turflike
turfman
turfmen
turfs
turfski
turfskiing
turfskiings
turfskis
turfy
turg
turgencies
turgency
turgent
turgesce
turgescence (current term)
turgescences
turgescency
turgescent
turgid
turgider
turgidest
turgidities
turgidity
turgidly
turgidness
turgidnesses
turgidous
turgite
turgites

Literary usage of Turgescence

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1. Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent by Walter Bradford Cannon (1920)
"HUNGER NOT DUE TO turgescence OF THE GASTRIC Mucous MEMBRANE Another theory, ... This turgescence theory has commended itself to several recent writers. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Diagnosis, Pathology, and Treatment of Diseases by Austin Flint (1859)
"turgescence of the Veins and Venous Pulsation.—Abnormal fulness of the veins occurs whenever an obstacle exists to the free entrance of blood into the right ..."

3. Elementary Botany by George Francis Atkinson (1898)
"turgescence. 58. Turgidity of plant parts.—As we have seen by the experiments on the leaves, turgescence of the cells is one of the conditions which enables ..."

4. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1866)
"It is a singular fact, that, in strangulation by suspension, there is very often a turgescence of the genital organs, with erection of the penis, ..."

5. A dictionary of the German terms used in medicine by George Rogers Cutter (1879)
"Auftreiben, va, to swell, distend. Auftreibung, /., inflation; intumescence, swelling, elevation. Aufwallung, /., turgescence, orgasm. ..."

6. The Tree-lifter, Or, a New Method of Transplanting Forest Trees by George Greenwood (1876)
"Owing to this formation, HOW turgescence swelling would stretch a slip of bark perfectly straight, ..."

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