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pneumolysis

Pronunciation: nu-mol'i-sis

Definition: Surgical separation of the lung and costal pleura from the endothoracic fascia; formerly used in collapse therapy for tuberculosis.

[G. pneumon, lung, + lysis, a loosening]

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