hemothorax

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(hē″mŏ-thōr′aks″ )

[hem- + thorax]
Blood or bloody fluid in the pleural cavity caused by rupture of blood vessels resulting from inflammation of the lungs in pneumonia or pulmonary tuberculosis, lung cancer, or trauma.
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