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hydrothorax

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noun hy·dro·tho·rax \-ˈthȯr-ˌaks\

Definition of hydrothorax

  1. :  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 and Etymology of hydrothorax

New Latin


First Known Use: 1793


Medical Dictionary

hydrothorax

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noun hy·dro·tho·rax \-ˈthō(ə)r-ˌaks, -ˈthȯ(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of hydrothorax

plural

hydrothoraxes

or

hydrothoraces

\-ˈthōr-ə-ˌsēz, -ˈthȯr-\play
  1. :  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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