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pneumonectomy

[noo-muh-nek-tuh-mee, nyoo-] /ˌnu məˈnɛk tə mi, ˌnyu-/
noun, plural pneumonectomies. Surgery.
1.
excision of part or all of a lung.
Also, pneumectomy.
Origin of pneumonectomy
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; pneumon- + -ectomy
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumonectomy

pneumonectomy

/ˌnjuːməʊˈnɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
the surgical removal of a lung or part of a lung
Word Origin
C20: from Greek pneumōn lung + -ectomy
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pneumonectomy in Medicine

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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