Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of emphysema; distended; bloated.
  • In botany, bladdery; resembling a bladder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, emphysema; swelled; bloated.

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  • adjective medicine Related, similar to or involving emphysema; swollen, bloated.

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  • adjective relating to or resembling or being emphysema

Etymologies

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emphysema +‎ -ous Compare French emphysémateux.

Examples

  • Ms Winslet's tour de force as a hyperventilatory winner has been applauded by the critics, with Derek Malcolm of the Evening Standard describing it as 'a triumph of emphysematous excellence '.

    Winslet Nominated for Further Award

  • Ms Winslet's tour de force as a hyperventilatory winner has been applauded by the critics, with Derek Malcolm of the Evening Standard describing it as 'a triumph of emphysematous excellence '.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • When, eventually, the phone did ring, interrupting the air conditioner's emphysematous wheeze, all three of the men jumped.

    Villa Incognito

  • The air vesicles were emphysematous, the lungs were pale.

    In the Presence of the Enemy

  • May it not be possible to obtain, by such collaborative effort, more fundamental evidence on pathogenesis in such presently obscure and yet devastating conditions as pulmonary fibrosis in its many forms, the emphysematous change, bulla formation, the many-sided problem of pulmonary vascular change, the disorders of the bronchial circulation?

    Dickinson W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • V. Forms of inadequate ventilation in normal and emphysematous lungs, analyzed by means of breathing pure oxygen, J. Clin.

    Dickinson W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • _The specific cause_ of "black leg" is a rod-shaped, spore-producing germ, the bacillus of emphysematous anthrax (Fig. 119).

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • Give the cause and treatment of emphysematous anthrax.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • For when an emphysematous lung shall fully occupy the right thoracic side from B to L, then G, the liver, will protrude considerably into the abdomen beneath the right asternal ribs, and yet will not be therefore proof positive that the liver is diseased and abnormally enlarged.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The term heaves is applied almost wholly to an emphysematous condition of the lungs.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

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