hydrothorax

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)

First Known Use of hydrothorax

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrothorax

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hydrothorax

noun
hy·​dro·​tho·​rax | \-ˈthō(ə)r-ˌaks, -ˈthȯ(ə)r- \
plural hydrothoraxes or hydrothoraces\-​ˈthōr-​ə-​ˌsēz, -​ˈthȯr-​ \

Medical 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)

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