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pneumatization

[ nōō′mə-tĭ-zāshən ]

n.

The development of air cells or cavities, such as those of the mastoid and ethmoidal bones.

Nearby words

pneumatic pile, pneumatic trough, pneumatic tyre, pneumaticity, pneumatics, pneumatization, pneumato-, pneumatocardia, pneumatocele, pneumatocyst, pneumatograph
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