Medical Dictionary


noun pneu·mo·nec·to·my \ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈnek-tə-mē\
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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