atelectasis

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From Greek ἀτελής 'incomplete' + ἔκτασις 'extension', from ἔκτείνειν 'extend', from ἐξ 'out' + τείνειν '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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