phrenicectomy

noun
phren·​i·​cec·​to·​my | \ ˌfren-ə-ˈsek-tə-mē How to pronounce phrenicectomy (audio) \
plural phrenicectomies

Medical Definition of phrenicectomy

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phrenicectomy. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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