thoracolysis

[thôr′ə-kŏlĭ-sĭs]

n.

The loosening of adhesions of the lung to the chest wall.

Nearby words

  1. thoracodynia,
  2. thoracoepigastric vein,
  3. thoracogastroschisis,
  4. thoracolumbar,
  5. thoracolumbar fascia,
  6. thoracometer,
  7. thoracomyodynia,
  8. thoracopathy,
  9. thoracoplasty,
  10. thoracoschisis


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