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Together, Amanda and her son, Tom (Joe Mantello), look after her daughter, Laura, a painfully shy young woman made ill by pleurisy as a teen-ager.
Together, Amanda and Tom look after Tom’s sister, Laura (Madison Ferris), a painfully shy young woman whose bout of pleurisy as a teen-ager has left her with a limp.
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Origin and Etymology of pleurisy
Middle English pleuresi, from Anglo-French pleuresie, from Late Latin pleurisis, alteration of Latin pleuritis, from Greek, from pleura side
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PLEURISY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pleurisy for English Language Learners
medical : a serious and painful disease of the lungs
PLEURISY Defined for Kids
Definition of pleurisy for Students
: a sore swollen state of the membrane that lines the chest often with fever, painful breathing, and coughing
Medical Definition of pleurisy
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