pneumonectomy

play
noun pneu·mo·nec·to·my \ˌnü-mə-ˈnek-tə-mē, ˌnyü-\

Definition of pneumonectomy

plural

pneumonectomies

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

Origin and Etymology of pneumonectomy

Greek pneumōn + International Scientific Vocabulary -ectomy


First Known Use: 1890


Medical Dictionary

pneumonectomy

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

Medical Definition of pneumonectomy

plural

pneumonectomies

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pneumonectomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

skillful, artistic, or intricate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ