Definition of tumefaction in US English:

tumefaction

noun

  • See tumefy

    • ‘Examination revealed a tumefaction, draining a whitish secretion from the scar of the biopsy.’
    • ‘Three months later, the tumefaction persisted and so treatment continued.’
    • ‘For 2 years, this tumefaction slowly enlarged.’
    • ‘Doctors look for skin disease, serious disability, anthropathy, lymph problems, struma tumefaction and icterus.’
    • ‘Minor local tumefactions were observed in only 3% of the children.’

Pronunciation

tumefaction

/ˌt(y)o͞oməˈfakSH(ə)n//ˌt(j)uməˈfækʃ(ə)n/