empyema

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From Ancient Greek ἐμπύημα (empúēma, gathering, abscess).

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empyema (plural empyemas or empyemata)

  1. (medicine) A collection of pus within a naturally existing anatomical cavity (as opposed to an abscess, which occurs in a newly formed cavity).

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