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hydrothorax

noun hy·dro·tho·rax \-ˈthr-ˌaks\

Definition of HYDROTHORAX

:  an excess of serous fluid in the pleural cavity; especially :  an effusion resulting from failing circulation (as in heart disease or from lung infection)

Origin of HYDROTHORAX

New Latin
First Known Use: 1793

hydrothorax

noun hy·dro·tho·rax \-ˈthō(ə)r-ˌaks, -ˈth(ə)r-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural hy·dro·tho·rax·es or hy·dro·tho·ra·ces \-ˈthōr-ə-ˌsēz, -ˈthr-\

Medical Definition of HYDROTHORAX

:  an excess of serous fluid in the pleural cavity; especially :  an effusion resulting from failing circulation (as in heart disease or from lung infection)

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