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thoracoscopy

noun tho·ra·cos·co·py \ ˌthōr-ə-ˈkäs-kə-pē, ˌthȯr- \

medical Definition of thoracoscopy

plural thoracoscopies
:examination of the chest and especially the pleural cavity by means of a thoracoscope
  • … specializes in thoracoscopy, which permits examination of the lungs or other parts in the chest cavity without making a large incision.
  • The Tampa Tribune4 May 2006
called also pleuroscopy

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