eclampsia

 /ɪˈklæmpsɪə/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ec•lamp•si•a  (i klampsē ə),USA pronunciation n. [Pathol.]
  1. Pathologya form of toxemia of pregnancy, characterized by albuminuria, hypertension, and convulsions.
ec•lamptic, adj. 
  • Greek éklamps(is) sudden development (ek- ec- + lámp(ein) to shine + -sis -sis + -ia -ia
  • Neo-Latin
  • 1855–60


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

eclampsia /ɪˈklæmpsɪə/ n
  1. a toxic condition of unknown cause that sometimes develops in the last three months of pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure, abnormal weight gain and convulsions
Etymology: 19th Century: from New Latin, from Greek eklampsis a shining forth, from eklampein, from lampein to shine



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