Sunday, 15 January 2012

Entry:    pleurisy (n.)

Definition:  In early use: an abscess of the ribs or inner surface of the chest (obs.); pain in the chest or the side, esp. when stabbing in nature and exacerbated by inspiration or coughing; an instance of this; any disease resulting in such pain. In later use: spec. inflammation of the pleura; pleuritis; an instance of this.

Other:   At times Wallace goes a little happy on the medical terminology.  It may be best not to think too hard on the source of his knowledge.

SNOOT score:   1

Page:   22

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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