empyema


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em·py·e·ma

 (ĕm′pī-ē′mə)
n. pl. em·py·e·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.

[Medieval Latin empyēma, from Greek empuēma, from empuein, to suppurate; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.]

em′py·e′mic adj.

empyema

(ˌɛmpaɪˈiːmə)
n, pl -emata (-ˈiːmətə) or -emas
(Pathology) a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp in the chest
[C17: from Medieval Latin, from Greek empuēma abscess, from empuein to suppurate, from puon pus]
ˌempyˈemic adj

em•py•e•ma

(ˌɛm piˈi mə, -paɪ-)

n.
a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp. the pleural cavity.
[1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek empýēma, empyē-, variant of empyeîn to suppurate]
em`py•e′mic, adj.

empyema

the collecting of pus in one of the cavities of the body, especially in the cavity containing the lungs.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.empyema - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)empyema - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
purulent pleurisy - a collection of pus in the lung cavity
Translations

em·py·e·ma

n. L. empiema, acumulación de pus en una cavidad, esp. la cavidad torácica;
___ of the chest___ torácico.

empyema

n empiema m
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