apicolysis

noun

api·​col·​y·​sis ˌap-i-ˈkäl-ə-səs How to pronounce apicolysis (audio)
plural apicolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce apicolysis (audio)
: collapse of the apex of a lung induced by surgical means in order to obliterate its cavity especially in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis

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“Apicolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/apicolysis. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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