open pneumothorax n.
A free communication between the exterior and the pleural space either via the lung or through the chest wall, as through an open wound. Also called blowing wound, sucking wound.
[oh-puh n-pol-uh-ney-tid] /ˈoʊ pənˈpɒl əˌneɪ tɪd/ adjective, Botany. 1. (of a flower) pollinated without human agency.
noun 1. Music. the arrangement of a chord with wide intervals between the parts. 2. (in ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance) any position in which the feet are separated. noun 1. (commerce) a situation in which a dealer in commodities, securities, or currencies has either unsold stock or uncovered sales
noun 1. a direct primary election in which voters need not meet a test of party membership. noun 1. (US, government) a primary in which any registered voter may participate Compare closed primary A type of direct primary open to voters regardless of their party affiliation. Voters need not publicly declare their party affiliation but […]
- Open prison
noun 1. a penal establishment in which the prisoners are trusted to serve their sentences and so do not need to be locked up, thus extending the range of work and occupation they can safely undertake