[ noo-muh-nek-tuh-mee, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu məˈnɛk tə mi, ˌnyu- /

noun, plural pneu·mo·nec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of part or all of a lung.



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Origin of pneumonectomy

First recorded in 1885–90; pneumon- + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for pneumonectomy


pneumectomy (njuːˈmɛktəmɪ)

/ (ˌnjuːməʊˈnɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

the surgical removal of a lung or part of a lung

Word Origin for pneumonectomy

C20: from Greek pneumōn lung + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for pneumonectomy

[ nōō′mə-nĕktə-mē ]


Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.
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