plural oleothoraxes or oleothoraces -ˈthōr-ə-ˌsēz, -ˈthȯr- How to pronounce oleothorax (audio)
: 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 29 Nov. 2023.

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