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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Med.) An accumulation of serous fluid in the cavity of the chest.

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  • noun medicine The presence of fluid in the pleural cavity

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

  • noun 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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