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
How to use emphysema in a sentence
The upper lobe partially excavated and ragged; the inferior lobe infiltrated and emphysematous.An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis|Archibald Makellar
The putrefactive gases evolved cause the skin to become emphysematous and crepitant and produce an offensive odour.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The lungs were excessively emphysematous, and there was much secretion in the bronchi; the liver was slightly cirrhotic.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
The limb was slightly emphysematous, swollen, inflamed, and infiltrated with serum.
Decomposition sets in early, and the resulting gases cause a puffy, emphysematous condition of the connective tissue.
British Dictionary definitions for emphysema
Derived forms of emphysemaemphysematous (ˌɛmfɪˈsɛmətəs, -ˈsiː-), adjective
Word Origin for emphysema
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.