American English

Definition of emphysema noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

emphysema

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɛmfəˈzimə//
 
, NAmE//ˌɛmfəˈsimə//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
jump to other results
a condition that affects the lungs, making it difficult to breathe
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: emphysema