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pleuropneumonectomy

Pronunciation: plur'o-nu'mo-nek'to-me

Definition: Surgical resection of an entire lung along with the parietal pleura; formerly used mainly for destroyed lung due to tuberculosis; currently, a method of treating malignant mesothelioma.

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