Etymology
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atelectasis (n.)

"incomplete expansion of the lungs," 1836, medical Latin, from Greek atelēs "imperfect, incomplete" (see atelo-) + ektosis "extention," from ek "out of, from" (see ex-) + teinein "to stretch" (from PIE root *ten- "to stretch"). Related: Atelectatic.

updated on September 27, 2022

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Definitions of atelectasis from WordNet

atelectasis (n.)
collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth;
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Dictionary entries near atelectasis

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