adjective see empyema

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  • empyemic — See empyema. * * * …   Universalium

  • empyemic — Relating to empyema. * * * em·py·emic (em″pi eґmik) pertaining to or of the nature of empyema …   Medical dictionary

  • empyemic — adj. (Medicine) pertaining to empyema, pertaining to an accumulation of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lungs) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • empyemic — em·py·e·mic …   English syllables

  • empyemic — adjective see empyema * * * empyeˈmic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑empyema …   Useful english dictionary

  • empyema — empyemic, adj. /em pee ee meuh, puy /, n. Pathol. a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp. the pleural cavity. Also called pyothorax. [1605 15; < LL < Gk empýema abscess, equiv. to em EM 2 + pye (var. s. of pyeîn to suppurate, akin to pýon,… …   Universalium

  • empyematic scoliosis — empyemic scoliosis scoliosis caused by empyema …   Medical dictionary

  • empyema — noun (plural empyemata or emas) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek empyēma, from empyein to suppurate, from em 2en + pyon pus more at foul Date: circa 1605 the presence of pus in a bodily cavity • empyemic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Scoliosis — Sideways (lateral) curving of the spine (the backbone). The degree of scoliosis may range from mild to severe. Scoliosis is often an incidental and harmless finding. People with mild curves may only need to visit the doctor periodically for… …   Medical dictionary

  • empyema — /ɛmpaɪˈimə/ (say empuy eemuh) noun a collection of pus in some cavity of the body, especially in the pleural cavity. {New Latin, from Greek: suppuration} –empyemic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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