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thoracoscopy

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

Medical Definition of thoracoscopy

plural

thoracoscopies

  1. :  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 Tribune, 4 May 2006—called also pleuroscopy


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