Containing an excess of water or of watery fluid. SYN: dropsical.

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hy·drop·ic hī-'dräp-ik adj
1) exhibiting hydrops esp EDEMATOUS
2) characterized by swelling and taking up of fluid used of a type of cellular degeneration

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Hydropic — Hy*drop ic, Hydropical Hy*drop ic*al, a. [L. hydropicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. hydropique. See {Dropsy}.] Dropsical, or resembling dropsy. [1913 Webster] Every lust is a kind of hydropic distemper, and the more we drink the more we shall thirst.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydropic — the adjective for hydrops …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hydropic — hydropically, adv. /huy drop ik/, adj. Pathol. dropsical. Also, hydropical. [1580 90; < L hydropicus < Gk hydropikós, equiv. to hydrop (s. of hýdrops) HYDROPS + ikos IC; r. ME ydropike < OF < L] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydropic — adjective /haɪˈdɹɒpɪk/ a) Dropsical. b) Swollen with water …   Wiktionary

  • hydropic — adj. dropsical, having an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the body (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hydropic — hy·drop·ic …   English syllables

  • hydropic — /haɪˈdrɒpɪk/ (say huy dropik) adjective → dropsical. Also, hydropical. {Latin hydrōpicus, from Greek hydrōpikos; replacing Middle English ydropik, from Old French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hydropic(al) —   a. dropsical.    ♦ hydropigenous, a. causing dropsy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hydropic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydropic change — hydropic degeneration …   Medical dictionary

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