oleothorax

noun
oleo·​tho·​rax | \ -ˈthō(ə)r-ˌaks, -ˈthȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce oleothorax (audio) \
plural oleothoraxes or oleothoraces\ -​ˈthōr-​ə-​ˌsēz, -​ˈthȯr-​ How to pronounce oleothoraces (audio) \

Medical Definition of oleothorax

: a state in which oil is present in the pleural cavity usually as a result of injection — compare pneumothorax

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“Oleothorax.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oleothorax. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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