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What does the word Pleurisy mean

Pleurisy:noun Medicineinflammation 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.DERIVATIVESpleuritic |ploo?ritik| |plu?r?d?k| |pl??r?d?k| |pl??r?d?k| |-?r?t?k| adjectiveORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French pleurisie, from late Latin pleurisis, alteration of earlier Latin pleuritis, from Greek pleura ‘side of the body,

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