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oleothorax

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

Medical Definition of oleothorax

plural

oleothoraxes

or

oleothoraces

\-ˈthōr-ə-ˌsēz, -ˈthȯr-\play
  1. :  a state in which oil is present in the pleural cavity usually as a result of injection—compare pneumothorax




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