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Origin of emphysema
OTHER WORDS FROM emphysemaem·phy·sem·a·tous [em-fuh-sem-uh-tuhs, -see-muh-, -zem-uh-, -zee-muh-], /ˌɛm fəˈsɛm ə təs, -ˈsi mə-, -ˈzɛm ə-, -ˈzi mə-/, adjectiveem·phy·se·mic, adjective
Words nearby emphysema
Example sentences from the Web for emphysema
And in her final years, when she was blinded by macular degeneration and suffocating with emphysema, vanity left her isolated.Understanding Diana Vreeland, ‘Empress of Fashion’|Robin Givhan|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
O'Dwyer started from the observation that those suffering from emphysema seldom develop true pneumonia.Makers of Modern Medicine|James J. Walsh
On the third day the dyspnœa was more troublesome and emphysema began to develop in the neck.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
This was relieved by puncture, the emphysema ceasing to form after the external wound had healed.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for emphysema
Derived forms of emphysemaemphysematous (ˌɛmfɪˈsɛmətəs, -ˈsiː-), adjective
Word Origin for emphysema
Medical definitions for emphysema
Other words from emphysemaem′phy•sem′a•tous (-sĕm′ə-təs, -sē′mə-, -zĕm′ə-, -zē′mə-) adj.em′phy•se′mic adj. n.
Scientific definitions for emphysema
Cultural definitions for emphysema
A chronic disease in which the tiny air sacs in the lungs become stretched and enlarged, so that they are less able to supply oxygen to the blood. Emphysema causes shortness of breath and painful coughing and can increase the likelihood of developing heart disease. Emphysema occurs most frequently in older men who have been heavy smokers.