Definition of pneumonectomy in English:

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pneumonectomy

Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːmə(ʊ)ˈnɛktəmi/

noun (plural pneumonectomies)

[mass noun]
Surgical removal of a lung or part of a lung.
Example sentences
  • The method might also be applied to answer the question whether compensatory lung growth after pneumonectomy occurs by formation of new alveoli or by enlargement of existing alveoli.
  • The first, pneumonectomy, is a full resection of the affected lung.
  • Lobectomy was performed in 34 cases and pneumonectomy in 10 cases.

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