pleuritis


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Related to pleuritis: pericarditis, pleural effusion, costochondritis

pleuritis

(plʊəˌraɪtɪs)
n
(Medicine) med an instance of pleurisy

pleuritis

, pleurisy - Greek pleura, "side" or "rib," came to be used for the "inner lining of the chest; lungs," and pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of this area.
See also related terms for inflammation.
Translations

pleu·ri·tis

n. pleuritis. V.: pleurisy.

pleuritis

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