pneumonectomy

pneumonectomy

[noo-muh-nek-tuh-mee, nyoo-]
noun, plural pneumonectomies. Surgery.
excision of part or all of a lung.


Origin:
1885–90; pneumon- + -ectomy

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pneumonectomy or pneumectomy (ˌnjuːməʊˈnɛktəmɪ, njuːˈmɛktəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
the surgical removal of a lung or part of a lung
 
[C20: from Greek pneumōn lung + -ectomy]
 
pneumectomy or pneumectomy
 
n
 
[C20: from Greek pneumōn lung + -ectomy]

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pneumonectomy pneu·mo·nec·to·my (nōō'mə-něk'tə-mē, nyōō'-) or pneu·mec·to·my (nōō-měk'tə-mē, nyōō-)
n.
Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.

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