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vaporthorax (noun); vaporthoraxes, vaporthoraces (pl)
1. The presence of water in the pleural space (between the neck and the diaphragm), occurring at high altitudes in people who are not in a pressurized situation.
2. The existence of large water-bubbles in the pleural space, between the lungs and the chest wall, in an unprotected person who is exposed to altitudes above 63,000 feet.
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