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Pronunciation: hi'dro-nu'mo-thor'aks

Definition: The presence of both gas and fluids in the pleural cavity.

Synonym(s): pneumohydrothorax, pneumoserothorax

[hydro- + G. pneuma, air, + thorax]

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