phren·​i·​cot·​o·​my ˌfren-i-ˈkät-ə-mē How to pronounce phrenicotomy (audio)
plural phrenicotomies
: 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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“Phrenicotomy.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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