Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tumor or hernia containing air or gas; specifically, hernia of a portion of the lung through an intercostal space.
- n. medicine a hernia or air-filled cyst within the lung
- n. medicine a gaseous swelling, especially within the scrotum
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A distention of the scrotum by air; also, hernia of the lungs.
“A CT scan showed a developing pneumatocele, a walled-off, air-filled space inside her lung.”
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