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emphysema

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌem.fəˈsiː.mə/
a condition in which the small sacs (= spaces) in the lungs become filled with too much air, causing breathing difficulties and heart problems: Heavy cigarette smoking often causes emphysema.
Translations of “emphysema”
in Vietnamese khí phế thũng…
in Spanish enfisema…
in Thai โรคถุงลมโป่งพอง…
in Malaysian emfisema…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肺氣腫…
in Indonesian empisema, penyakit paru-paru…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肺气肿…
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