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Medical Term:

lipedema

Pronunciation: lip'e-de'ma

Definition: Chronic swelling, usually of the lower extremities, particularly in middle-aged women, caused by the widespread even distribution of subcutaneous fat and fluid.

[lipo- + G. oidema, swelling]

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