pneumonectomy

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

Definition of pneumonectomy

plural pneumonectomies
: 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


Medical Dictionary

pneumonectomy

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

medical Definition of pneumonectomy

plural pneumonectomies
: 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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