Pleurisy Definition

plo͝orĭ-sē
noun
Inflammation of the pleura, characterized by difficult, painful breathing and often accompanied by the exudation of liquid into the chest cavity.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pleurisy

Noun

Singular:
pleurisy
Plural:
pleurisies

Origin of Pleurisy

  • Middle English pluresy from Old French pleuresie from Late Latin pleurīsis alteration of Latin pleurītis from Greek pleura side -ītis -itis

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

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