chylothorax

noun
chy·​lo·​tho·​rax | \ -ˈthō(ə)r-ˌaks, -ˈthȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce chylothorax (audio) \
plural chylothoraxes or chylothoraces\ -​ˈthōr-​ə-​ˌsēz, -​ˈthȯr-​ How to pronounce chylothoraces (audio) \

Medical Definition of chylothorax

: an effusion of chyle or chylous fluid into the thoracic cavity

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“Chylothorax.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chylothorax. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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