hydrothorax

noun
hy·​dro·​tho·​rax | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈthȯr-ˌaks How to pronounce hydrothorax (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrothorax. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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hydrothorax

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

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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