Empyema meaning

ĕmpī-ēmə
(medicine) A collection of pus within a naturally existing anatomical cavity (as opposed to an abscess, which occurs in a newly formed cavity).
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The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.
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The accumulation of pus in a body cavity, esp. in the pleural cavity.
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The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.
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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