[ noun ] (medicine) abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
While working_out in Sylvania a swelling developed in the knee and he came here to consult the team physician .(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
Microscopic studies of the gastrocnemius , pectoralis_major , transversus_abdominis , biceps_brachii , and diaphragm showed atrophy as_well_as varying degrees of injury ranging from swelling and vacuolization to focal necrosis of the muscle_fibers .
[ adjective ] becoming puffy as from internal bleeding or accumulation of other fluids
"put ice on the swelling ankle"