Definition of milk leg in US English:

milk leg


  • Painful swelling of the leg after giving birth, caused by thrombophlebitis in the femoral vein.

    • ‘The soak is used for peripheral circulation, milk leg, thrombo-phlebitis of lower members or congestion-heart shortage.’
    • ‘So common is anemia in most cases of phlebitis and especially in milk leg, that iron will be found essential.’


milk leg

/ˈmilk ˌleɡ/