Meaning of pleurisy

pleu•ri•sy

Pronunciation: (ploor'u-sē), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. inflammation of the pleura, with or without a liquid effusion in the pleural cavity, characterized by a dry cough and pain in the affected side.
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