pyopneumothorax

noun

pyo·​pneu·​mo·​tho·​rax -ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈthō(ə)r-ˌaks, -ˈthȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce pyopneumothorax (audio)
plural pyopneumothoraxes or pyopneumothoraces -ˈthō-rə-ˌsēz How to pronounce pyopneumothorax (audio)
: a collection of pus and air or other gas in the pleural cavity

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“Pyopneumothorax.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pyopneumothorax. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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