malignant edema

malignant edema
noun
: inflammatory edema in infections; specifically : an acute wound infection of wild and domestic animals and rarely man that is clinically indistinguishable from blackleg and that is caused by an anaerobic toxin-producing bacterium (Clostridium septicum) — compare bighead, braxy

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