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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Accumulation of serous fluid in one or both pleural cavities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The presence of fluid in the pleural cavity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An accumulation of serous fluid in the cavity of the chest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, the presence of serous fluid in one or both pleural cavities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest) often resulting from disease of the heart or kidneys

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