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phrenicotomy

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

medical Definition of phrenicotomy

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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