Definition for PLETH'O-RA

PLETH'O-RA, n. [Gr. πληθωρα, from πληθος, fullness.]

  1. Literally, fullness.
  2. In medicine, fullness of blood; excess of blood; repletion; the state of the vessels of the human body, when they are too full or overloaded with fluids. – Coxe. Parr. Encyc.

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