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pleurisy

noun pleu·ri·sy \ˈplr-ə-sē\

medical : a serious and painful disease of the lungs

Full Definition of PLEURISY

:  inflammation of the pleura that is typically characterized by sudden onset, painful and difficult respiration, and exudation of fluid or fibrinous material into the pleural cavity
pleu·rit·ic \pl-ˈri-tik\ adjective

Origin of PLEURISY

Middle English pleuresi, from Anglo-French pleuresie, from Late Latin pleurisis, alteration of Latin pleuritis, from Greek, from pleura side
First Known Use: 14th century

pleurisy

noun pleu·ri·sy \ˈplr-ə-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pleu·ri·sies

Medical Definition of PLEURISY

:  inflammation of the pleura that is typically characterized by sudden onset, painful and difficult respiration, and exudation of fluid or fibrinous material into the pleural cavity—called also pleuritis; see dry pleurisy, wet pleurisy

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