Pleurotomy

World English Dictionary
pleurotomy (plʊˈrɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
surgical incision into the pleura, esp to drain fluid, as in pleurisy

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pleurotomy pleu·rot·o·my (plu-rŏt'ə-mē)
n.
See thoracotomy.

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