quiet lung

[kwīĭt]

n.

The deliberate collapsing of a lung during thoracic operations to facilitate surgical procedure by absence of movement.

Nearby words

  1. quiescent,
  2. quiescent tank,
  3. quiescently,
  4. quiet,
  5. quiet as a mouse,
  6. quiet revolution,
  7. quiet sun,
  8. quieten,
  9. quietism,
  10. quietly


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