Definition of empyema in English:
The collection of pus in a cavity in the body, especially in the pleural cavity: [mass noun]: the treatment of empyema [count noun]: an empyema associated with liver abscesses
More example sentences
- These complications include pleural infection or empyema, meningitis, purulent pericarditis, or endocarditis.
- An empyema or complicated pleural effusion can be identified only by examination of the pleural fluid.
- Thoracic empyema is defined as an infection of the pleural space associated with the formation of thick, purulent, pleural fluid.
Definition of empyema in:
- US English dictionary
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