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bleb

Pronunciation: blĕb

Definition:

  1. A large flaccid vesicle.
  2. An air-filled lung cyst within or contiguous to the visceral pleura, usually seen radiologically at the lung apex; more likely to develop and to rupture with resulting pneumothorax in taller people.

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