pneumonectomy

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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

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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


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