empyema

noun em·py·ema \ ˌem-ˌpī-ˈē-mə \

Definition of empyema

plural empyemata play \ˌem-ˌpī-ˈē-mə-tə\ or empyemas
: the presence of pus in a bodily cavity

empyemic

play \ˌem-ˌpī-ˈē-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of empyema

Late Latin, from Greek empyēma, from empyein to suppurate, from em- 2en- + pyon pus — more at foul

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empyema

noun em·py·ema \ ˌem-ˌpī-ˈē-mə \

medical Definition of empyema

plural empyemata play \-mət-ə\ also empyemas
: the presence of pus in a bodily cavity (as the pleural cavity) called also pyothorax

empyemic

play \-mik\ adjective

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