Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical removal of all or part of a lung.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as pneumectomy.

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  • noun surgery The surgical removal of all or part of a lung.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek pneumōn, lung; see pneumonic + –ectomy.]

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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.

Examples

  • Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Hu LM, Davies P, Reid LM: Compensatory lung growth after pneumonectomy in fetal lambs: A morphometric study.

    Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation publications

  • Hu LM, Davies P, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Reid LM: The effects of intrauterine pneumonectomy in lambs: A morphometric study of the remaining lung at term.

    Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation publications

  • In the 1920s, when Evarts Graham, the renowned surgeon in St. Louis who had pioneered the pneumonectomy the resection of the lung to remove tumors, was asked whether tobacco smoking had caused the increased incidence of lung cancer, he countered dismissively, “So has the use of nylon stockings.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In the 1920s, when Evarts Graham, the renowned surgeon in St. Louis who had pioneered the pneumonectomy the resection of the lung to remove tumors, was asked whether tobacco smoking had caused the increased incidence of lung cancer, he countered dismissively, “So has the use of nylon stockings.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In the 1920s, when Evarts Graham, the renowned surgeon in St. Louis who had pioneered the pneumonectomy the resection of the lung to remove tumors, was asked whether tobacco smoking had caused the increased incidence of lung cancer, he countered dismissively, “So has the use of nylon stockings.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • For cancer of the pleura pleural mesotheliomaa lung may be removed in an operation called a pneumonectomy.

    Patrick Dougherty and the Trees of Civic Center

  • For cancer of the pleura pleural mesotheliomaa lung may be removed in an operation called a pneumonectomy.

    Philip Glass' Music in Twelve Parts: 1-6

  • For cancer of the pleura pleural mesotheliomaa lung may be removed in an operation called a pneumonectomy.

    Patrick and the Philistine Go to SF MOMA

  • For cancer of the pleura pleural mesotheliomaa lung may be removed in an operation called a pneumonectomy.

    Sofia Gubaidulina in The Morning

  • For cancer of the pleura pleural mesotheliomaa lung may be removed in an operation called a pneumonectomy.

    Balkinization

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