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aeroemphysema

[ âr′ō-ĕm′fĭ-sēmə, -zē- ]

n.

decompression sickness
A form of chronic pulmonary emphysema resulting from rapid decompression, as may occur in an inadequately pressurized aircraft.

Nearby words

aerodynamics, aerodyne, aeroelastic, aeroelastics, aeroembolism, aeroemphysema, aerofoil, aerogel, aerogen, aerogenesis, aerogenic
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