pneumonolysis

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

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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“Pneumonolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pneumonolysis. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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