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Noun: periodic edema
  1. Recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous oedema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs
    - angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives, Quincke's edema

Type of: dropsy, edema [N. Amer], hydrops, oedema [Brit, Cdn]