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Pronunciation: nu'mo-no-pek'se

Definition: Fixation of the lung by suturing the parietal and visceral pleurae or otherwise causing adhesion of the two layers.

Synonym(s): pneumopexy

[G. pneumon, lung, + pexis, fixation]

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