Pneumonectomy meaning

no͝o-mĕktə-mē, nyo͝o-
Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.
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Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.
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(surgery) The surgical removal of all or part of a lung.
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Origin of pneumonectomy

  • Greek pneumōn lung pneumonic –ectomy

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

  • 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.

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