atelectasis

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From Ancient Greek ἀτελής (atelḗs, incomplete) + ἔκτασις (éktasis, extension), from ἔκτείνειν (ékteínein, extend), from ἐξ (ex, out) + τείνειν (teínein, stretch).

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atelectasis (plural atelectases)

  1. (medicine) The collapse of a part of or the whole lung caused by inner factors rather than a pneumothorax

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