Medical Dictionary

phrenicotomy

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noun phren·i·cot·o·my \ˌfren-i-ˈkät-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of phrenicotomy

plural

phrenicotomies

  1. :  surgical division of a phrenic nerve to secure collapse of a diseased lung by paralyzing the diaphragm on one side—compare phrenicectomy


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