emphysematous

[ em-fuh-see-muh, -zee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF emphysematous

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The upper lobe partially excavated and ragged; the inferior lobe infiltrated and emphysematous.

The only subsequent inconvenience to the bird arose from emphysematous distension of the cellular tissue of the head and neck.

Decomposition sets in early, and the resulting gases cause a puffy, emphysematous condition of the connective tissue.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Modern Latin, from Greek emphysema "swelling, inflation," from emphysan "inflate," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + physan "to blow," from physa "breath, blast" (see pustule).

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