Empyema Definition

ĕmpī-ēmə
empyemas, empyemata
noun
The accumulation of pus in a body cavity, esp. in the pleural cavity.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Empyema

Noun

Singular:
empyema
Plural:
empyemas, empyemata

Origin of Empyema

  • Medieval Latin empyēma from Greek empuēma from empuein to suppurate pū̆- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἐμπύημα (empuēma)

    From Wiktionary

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