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emphysemanoun [U]

 us   /ˌem·fəˈzi·mə, -ˈsi-/ medical
a condition in which some parts within the lungs become stretched, causing breathing difficulties
(Definition of emphysema from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “emphysema”
in Spanish enfisema…
in Vietnamese khí phế thũng…
in Malaysian emfisema…
in Thai โรคถุงลมโป่งพอง…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肺气肿…
in Indonesian empisema, penyakit paru-paru…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肺氣腫…
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