wet pleurisy


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pleur·i·sy with ef·fu·sion

pleurisy accompanied by serous exudation.

wet pleurisy

Etymology: AS, waet + Gk, pleuritis
pleurisy in which the inflammation has progressed to an effusive state. The escaped fluid has a high specific gravity because of the presence of blood clots and fibrin.

wet pleurisy

An obsolete term for pleural effusion.
See also: pleurisy