Meaning of malignant oedema in English:

malignant oedema

noun

(US malignant edema)
  • 1 rare The massive, extensive oedema often associated with cutaneous anthrax.

  • 2Clostridial infection of a wound, causing severe swelling of surrounding tissue, toxaemia, and high fever (now chiefly Veterinary Medicine).

Origin

Late 19th century.