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phrenicectomy

noun phren·i·cec·to·my \ ˌfren-ə-ˈsek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of phrenicectomy

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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