pleurapophysis pleu·ra·poph·y·sis (plur’ə-pŏf’ĭ-sĭs)
A rib or corresponding process on a cervical or lumbar vertebra.
pleurectomy pleu·rec·to·my (plu-rěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of the pleura.
[ploo r-uh-see] /ˈplʊər ə si/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the pleura, with or without a liquid effusion in the pleural cavity, characterized by a dry cough and pain in the affected side. /ˈplʊərɪsɪ/ noun 1. inflammation of the pleura, characterized by pain that is aggravated by deep breathing or coughing n. late 14c., from […]
noun 1. a North American milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, whose root was used as a remedy for pleurisy. 2. the root. noun 1. the root of the butterfly weed, formerly used as a cure for pleurisy 2. another name for butterfly weed
- Pleurisy with effusion
pleurisy with effusion n. Pleurisy accompanied by serous exudation. Also called serous pleurisy, wet pleurisy.