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pneumonolysis

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noun pneu·mo·nol·y·sis \ ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈnäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of pneumonolysis

plural pneumonolyses play \-ˌsēz\
: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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