pleurectomy etymology

English word pleurectomy comes from English -ectomy ((surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.), English pleura

Detailed word origin of pleurectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ectomy English (eng) (surgery) Surgical removal of.. Excision of.
pleura English (eng) (anatomy) The smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane.
pleurectomy English (eng) (surgery) Removal of part of the pleura.

Words with the same origin as pleurectomy

Descendants of -ectomy
adenectomy adnexectomy appendectomy astragalectomy caudectomy dactylectomy embolectomy fasciectomy glossectomy hemihepatectomy ileectomy labyrinthectomised lipectomy mastectomy meniscectomy mucosectomy otectomy parathyroidectomy retinectomy sequestrectomy tendonectomy thymectomy thymothymomectomy tonsillectomy
Descendants of pleura
pleuritis pleurosis