EMPYEMIC

empyema

[em-pee-ee-muh, -pahy-]
noun Pathology.
a collection of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.
Also called pyothorax.


Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek empýēma abscess, equivalent to em- em-2 + pyē- (variant stem of pyeîn to suppurate, akin to pýon, pýos pus) + -ma noun suffix denoting result of action

empyemic, adjective
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empyema (ˌɛmpaɪˈiːmə)
 
n , pl -emata, -emas
a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp in the chest
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin, from Greek empuēma abscess, from empuein to suppurate, from puon pus]
 
empy'emic
 
adj

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empyema em·py·e·ma (ěm'pī-ē'mə)
n. pl. em·py·e·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.


em'py·e'mic adj.
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