from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.
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- n. The surgical removal of all or part of a lung.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pneumectomy.
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- n. surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)
Greek pneumōn, lung; see pneumonic + -ectomy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Formed as pneumon- + -ectomy; equivalent to the Ancient Greek πνεῠμον- (pneumon-, "lung") + -εκτομῐ́ᾰ (-ektomia, "excision"); compare the earlier pneumotomy and the less well-formed pneumectomy. (Wiktionary)