phren·​i·​cec·​to·​my ˌfren-ə-ˈsek-tə-mē How to pronounce phrenicectomy (audio)
plural phrenicectomies
: surgical removal of part of a phrenic nerve to secure collapse of a diseased lung by paralyzing the diaphragm on one side compare phrenicotomy

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“Phrenicectomy.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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