immersion foot

noun
resembling frostbite but without freezing; resulting from exposure to cold and wet
Syn: ↑trench foot
Hypernyms: ↑frostbite, ↑cryopathy

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noun
: a painful condition of the feet marked by inflammation and stabbing pain and followed by discoloration, swelling, ulcers, and numbness due to prolonged exposure to moist cold usually without actual freezing — compare trench foot

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Pathol.
an abnormal condition of the foot caused by prolonged exposure to water, characterized by pathological changes in the skin, blood vessels, nerves, and muscles.
[1940-45]

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immersion foot noun
Another name for ↑trench foot (see under ↑trench)
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Main Entry:immerse

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immersion foot,
a diseased conditon of the lower limbs and feet, resembling frostbite, caused by prolonged exposure to wet, but not necessarily freezing, cold; trench foot.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Immersion foot — Infobox Disease Name = Immersion foot Caption = Early stages of immersion foot DiseasesDB = 31219 ICD10 = ICD10|T|69|0|t|66 ICD9 = ICD9|991.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Immersion foot, or trench foot, is …   Wikipedia

  • immersion foot — Pathol. an abnormal condition of the foot caused by prolonged exposure to water, characterized by pathological changes in the skin, blood vessels, nerves, and muscles. [1940 45] * * * , also called  Trench Foot,        a painful disorder of the… …   Universalium

  • immersion foot — im·mer·sion foot i mər zhən , shən n a painful condition of the feet marked by inflammation and stabbing pain and followed by discoloration, swelling, ulcers, and numbness due to prolonged exposure to moist cold usu. without actual freezing * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • immersion foot — noun A medical condition which can affect the feet when they are constantly cold and wet. Similar to, but not the same as frostbite. Syn: trench foot …   Wiktionary

  • immersion foot — see trench foot …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • tropical immersion foot — warm water immersion foot a type of immersion foot caused by standing in warm water, characterized by maceration, blanching, and wrinkling of the skin and swelling of the soles with ridging of the surface …   Medical dictionary

  • Стопа Траншейная (Immersion Foot, Trenchfoot) — см. Стопа траншейная (trench foot). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Стопа Траншейная (Trench Foot, Immersion Foot) — некроз кожи и пальцев стоп, который может развиться из за длительного пребывания ног в холодной воде или одновременного воздействия на них сырости и холода. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • trench foot — immersion foot blackening of the toes and the skin of the foot due to death of the superficial tissues and caused by prolonged immersion in cold water or exposure to damp and cold …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • trench foot — noun resembling frostbite but without freezing; resulting from exposure to cold and wet • Syn: ↑immersion foot • Hypernyms: ↑frostbite, ↑cryopathy * * * noun Etymology: so called from its prevalence among soldiers serving in the trenches during… …   Useful english dictionary

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