noun. recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs.
- giant hives
- periodic edema
- Quincke's edema
Example sentences of the word angioedema
1. Noun, singular or mass
Hives are tiny, red bumps that appear on the surface of the skin, whereas angioedema is swelling of the deeper skin layers.