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Pleuritic \Pleu*rit"ic\, Pleuritical \Pleu*rit"ic*al\, a. [L. pleuriticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. pleur['e]tique.] (Med.)

  1. Of or pertaining to pleurisy; as, pleuritic symptoms.

  2. Suffering from pleurisy.


a. Of, pertaining to, or afflicted with pleurisy alt. Of, pertaining to, or afflicted with pleurisy

Usage examples of "pleuritic".

Shortly after coming home he had an operation on his broken nose, and everything seemed all right, but pleuritic pneumonia set in, and he died very suddenly in a nursing home in St Andrews in February of this year.

With his gullet spackled by damp oats and mushed peanuts, he was left to pant like a pleuritic mandrill.

Gilbert Burnet, bishop of Sarum, died of a pleuritic fever, in the seventy-second year of his age.

Besides his money, which did not interest him greatly, he had his adored son, James, a long, saddish person with a dusky, mottled complexion and a pleuritic stitch which he had got during the War through a leaky gas-mask.

Notwithstanding subsequent pneumothorax and extensive pleuritic effusion, the patient made a good recovery at the end of the fourth week and at the time of report it was still uncertain whether the needle remained in the heart or had wandered into the mediastinum.