Pleurisy – meaning of the word and example

A serious illness affecting the covering of the lungs, causing sharp pain when breathing. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Pleurisy is a serious illness in which a person’s lungs are sore and breathing is difficult. (Collins Dictionary)

Inflammation of the pleura that is typically characterised by sudden onset, painful and difficult respiration, and exudation of fluid or fibrinous material into the pleural cavity. (Merriam – Webster)

Inflammation of the pleurae, which impairs their lubricating function and causes pain when breathing. It is caused by pneumonia and other diseases of the chest or abdomen. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Wikipedia. Pleurisy.


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