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apicolysis

Pronunciation: ap′i-kol′i-sis

Definition: Surgical collapse of the upper portion of the lung by the operative detachment of the parietal pleura, allowing inferomedial displacement of the pulmonary apex.

[apico- + G. lysis, destruction]

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