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  • n. A condition resulting from accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An effusion of blood into the cavity of the pleura.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hematothorax.

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

  • n. accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest)


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