Definition of milk leg in English:

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milk leg

Pronunciation: /ˈmilk ˌleɡ/


Painful swelling of the leg after giving birth, caused by thrombophlebitis in the femoral vein.
Example sentences
  • So common is anemia in most cases of phlebitis and especially in milk leg, that iron will be found essential.
  • The soak is used for peripheral circulation, milk leg, thrombo-phlebitis of lower members or congestion-heart shortage.

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