hydrothorax

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noun hy·dro·tho·rax \ ˌhī-drə-ˈthȯr-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 and Etymology of hydrothorax

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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 play \-ˈthōr-ə-ˌsēz, -ˈthȯr-\
: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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