Tumescence vs Growth - What's the difference?

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Tumescence is a related term of growth.

As nouns the difference between tumescence and growth

is that tumescence is a swelling due to the presence of fluid while growth is an increase in size, number, value, or strength.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • A swelling due to the presence of fluid.
  • A swollen bodily organ; used especially of erectile tissue.
  • Derived terms

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    (en noun)
  • An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
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  • (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
  • (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
  • (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.
  • Synonyms

    * (increase in size) enlargement, expansion, increase, increment * (act of growing) development, maturation * (something that grows or has grown) vegetation * outgrowth, cancer, mass


    * (increase in size) contraction, decrease, decrement, reduction * (act of growing) nondevelopment

    Derived terms

    * growth spurt * growth stock * overgrowth * undergrowth


    * tumor