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tumescence (s) (noun), tumescences (pl)
1. Swollen conditions; such as, a bodily part or organ.
2. In medicine a prominence; especially, an unnatural prominence or protuberance; as, a scrofulous swelling.

A scrofulous swelling refers to chronic enlargement and cheesy degeneration of the lymphatic glands, particularly those of the neck, and marked by a tendency to the development of chronic intractable inflammations of the skin, mucous membrane, bones, joints, and other parts, and by a diminution in the power of resistance to disease or injury and the capacity for recovery.

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