pneumonectomy

noun
pneu·​mo·​nec·​to·​my | \ ˌnü-mə-ˈnek-tə-mē How to pronounce pneumonectomy (audio) , ˌnyü- \
plural pneumonectomies

Definition of pneumonectomy

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

First Known Use of pneumonectomy

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pneumonectomy

Greek pneumōn + International Scientific Vocabulary -ectomy

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The first known use of pneumonectomy was in 1890

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“Pneumonectomy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pneumonectomy. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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pneumonectomy

noun
pneu·​mo·​nec·​to·​my | \ ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈnek-tə-mē How to pronounce pneumonectomy (audio) \
plural pneumonectomies

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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