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oleothorax

noun oleo·tho·rax \ -ˈthō(ə)r-ˌaks, -ˈthȯ(ə)r- \

medical Definition of oleothorax

plural oleothoraxes or oleothoraces play \-ˈthōr-ə-ˌsēz, -ˈthȯr-\
: a state in which oil is present in the pleural cavity usually as a result of injection — compare pneumothorax

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