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 chylothorax (audio)
: an effusion of chyle or chylous fluid into the thoracic cavity

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“Chylothorax.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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