hydrothorax

[ hahy-druh-thawr-aks, -thohr- ]

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

Origin of hydrothorax

1
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
  1. 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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