pneumonolysis

noun
pneu·​mo·​nol·​y·​sis | \ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈnäl-ə-səs \
plural pneumonolyses\-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of pneumonolysis 

: either of two surgical procedures to permit collapse of a lung:

a : separation of the parietal pleura from the fascia of the chest wall

called also extrapleural pneumonolysis

b : separation of the visceral and parietal layers of the pleura

called also intrapleural pneumonolysis

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