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thoracoplasty

noun tho·ra·co·plas·ty \ ˈthōr-ə-kō-ˌplas-tē, ˈthȯr- \

medical Definition of thoracoplasty

plural thoracoplasties
: the surgical operation of removing or resecting one or more ribs so as to obliterate the pleural cavity and collapse a diseased lung

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