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pneumonolysis

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noun pneu·mo·nol·y·sis \ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈnäl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of pneumonolysis

plural

pneumonolyses

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  1. :  either of two surgical procedures to permit collapse of a lung:a:  separation of the parietal pleura from the fascia of the chest wall—called also extrapleural pneumonolysisb:  separation of the visceral and parietal layers of the pleura—called also intrapleural pneumonolysis




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