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pleurotomy

/plʊˈrɒtəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical incision into the pleura, esp to drain fluid, as in pleurisy
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pleurotomy in Medicine

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

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