Pneumonectomy Definition

no͝o-mĕktə-mē, nyo͝o-
pneumectomies, pneumonectomies
noun
Webster's New World
Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Pneumonectomy

Noun

Singular:
pneumonectomy
Plural:
pneumonectomies

Origin of Pneumonectomy

  • Formed as pneumon- +"Ž -ectomy; equivalent to the Ancient Greek πνεῠμον- (pneumon-, “lung") + -εκτομῐ́ᾰ (-ektomia, “excision"); compare the earlier pneumotomy and the less well-formed pneumectomy.

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek pneumōn lung pneumonic –ectomy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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