pneumonectomy


pneu·mo·nec·to·my

noun \ˌnü-mə-ˈnek-tə-mē, ˌnyü-\
plural pneu·mo·nec·to·mies

Definition of PNEUMONECTOMY

:  excision of an entire lung or of one or more lobes of a lung

Origin of PNEUMONECTOMY

Greek pneumōn + International Scientific Vocabulary -ectomy
First Known Use: 1890

pneu·mo·nec·to·my

noun \ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈnek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pneu·mo·nec·to·mies

Medical Definition of PNEUMONECTOMY

: surgical excision of an entire lung or of one or more lobes of a lung—called also pneumectomy, pulmonectomy; compare segmental resection

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