adjective see emphysema

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • emphysemic — See emphysematous. * * * …   Universalium

  • emphysemic — emphysēˈmic noun Someone suffering from emphysema • • • Main Entry: ↑emphysema …   Useful english dictionary

  • emphysema — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek emphysēma, from emphysan to inflate, from em 2en + physan to blow, from physa breath more at pustule Date: 1661 a condition characterized by air filled expansions of body tissues; specifically a condition of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • emphysema — emphysematous /em feuh sem euh teuhs, see meuh , zem euh , zee meuh /, adj. emphysemic, adj. /em feuh see meuh, zee /, n. Pathol. 1. a chronic, irreversible disease of the lungs characterized by abnormal enlargement of air spaces in the lungs… …   Universalium

  • emphysema — /ɛmfəˈsimə / (say emfuh seemuh) noun abnormal distension of an organ or a part of the body with air or other gas, especially pulmonary emphysema which causes severe restriction of respiratory function. {New Latin, from Greek: inflation}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • emphysema — [em΄fə sē′mə; ] also [ em΄fəzē′mə] n. [ModL < Gr emphysēma, inflation < emphysaein, to inflate, blow in < en , in + physaein, to blow < IE * phus < base * pu , * phu , echoic of blowing with puffed cheeks] 1. an abnormal swelling… …   English World dictionary

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