de·tu·mes·cence (dē′t-mĕsəns, -ty-)
Reduction or lessening of a swelling, especially of a swollen organ or part.
[From Latin dētumēscere, to subside : dē-, de- + tumēscere, to swell, inchoative of tumēre; see teuə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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