bleb

(redirected from pulmonary bleb)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to pulmonary bleb: subcutaneous emphysema

bleb

 (blĕb)
n.
1. A small blister or pustule.
2. An air bubble.

[Probably alteration of blob.]

bleb′by adj.

bleb

(blɛb)
n
1. (Pathology) a fluid-filled blister on the skin
2. a small air bubble
[C17: variant of blob]
ˈblebby adj

bleb

(blɛb)

n.
1. a blister or vesicle.
2. a bubble.
[1600–10]
bleb′by, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bleb - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluidbleb - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
water blister - blister containing a nonpurulent clear watery content
blood blister - blister containing blood or bloody serum usually caused by an injury
pustule - a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
References in periodicals archive ?
18,19) Pulmonary blebs are small subpleural thin walled air containing spaces, not larger than 1-2cm in diameter; their walls being less than 1 mm think.
Resection of pulmonary blebs and pleurodesis for spontaneous pneumothorax.

Full browser ?