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empyema


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empyema  \Em`py*e"ma\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?,  from  ?  to  suppurate;  ? 
  in  +  ?  pus.]  (Med.) 
  A  collection  of  blood,  pus,  or  other  fluid,  in  some  cavity  of 
  the  body,  especially  that  of  the  pleura.  --Dunglison. 
 
  Note:  The  term  empyema  is  now  restricted  to  a  collection  of 
  pus  in  the  cavity  of  the  pleura. 




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