emphysema

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Emphysema \Em'phy*se"ma\, noun [NL., from Gr. ? inflation, fr. ? to inflate; ? in + ? to blow: cf. F. emphys['e]me.] (Med.) A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue.

{Emphysema of the lungs}, {Pulmonary emphysema} (Med.), a common disease of the lungs in which the air cells are distended and their partition walls ruptured by an abnormal pressure of the air contained in them.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

emphysema

noun

1: an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age [syn: {emphysema}, {pulmonary emphysema}]


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