vesicular emphysema


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vesicular \Ve*sic"u*lar\, a. [Cf. F. v['e]siculaire.]
   1. Of or pertaining to vesicles; esp., of or pertaining to
      the air vesicles, or air cells, of the lungs; as,
      vesicular breathing, or normal breathing, in which the air
      enters freely the air vesicles of the lungs.
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   2. Containing, or composed of, vesicles or vesiclelike
      structures; covered with vesicles or bladders; vesiculate;
      as, a vesicular coral; vesicular lava; a vesicular leaf.
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   3. Having the form or structure of a vesicle; as, a vesicular
      body.
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   Vesicular column (Anat.), a series of nerve cells forming
      one of the tracts distinguished in the spinal cord; --
      also called the ganglionic column.

   Vesicular emphysema (Med.), emphysema of the lungs, in
      which the air vesicles are distended and their walls
      ruptured.

   Vesicular murmur (Med.), the sound, audible on auscultation
      of the chest, made by the air entering and leaving the air
      vesicles of the lungs in respiration.
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