empyema


noun Pathology.

  1. a collection of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.

noun plural -emata (-ˈiːmətə) or -emas

  1. a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp in the chest

n. pl. em•py•e•ma•ta (-mə-tə)

  1. The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.

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