hydrothorax

[ hahy-druh-thawr-aks, -thohr- ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr- /

noun Pathology.

the presence of serous fluid in one or both pleural cavities.

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Origin of hydrothorax

First recorded in 1785–95; hydro-1 + thorax

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrothorax

hy·dro·tho·rac·ic [hahy-droh-thuh-ras-ik], /ˌhaɪ droʊ θəˈræs ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrothorax

hydrothorax
/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈθɔːræks) /

noun

pathol an accumulation of fluid in one or both pleural cavities, often resulting from disease of the heart or kidneys

Derived forms of hydrothorax

hydrothoracic (ˌhaɪdrəʊθɔːˈræsɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for hydrothorax

hydrothorax
[ hī′drə-thôrăks′ ]

n.

The accumulation of serous fluid in one or both pleural cavities.
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