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plethora

Pathol obsolete a condition caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels, characterized esp by a reddish face

Plethora

 

an increase in the volume of blood. An increase in the total quantity of blood in the human body is called generalized plethora; localized congestion from blood stasis can also occur in organs, such as the brain or spleen.

plethora

[′pleth·ə·rə]
(medicine)
An excess of blood in an organ or the circulatory system.

plethora

An abundance or excess.
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auto industry in the 1960s would have received if someone had envisioned the quality and plethora of automotive choices available worldwide today.
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