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at•e•lec•ta•sisˌæt lˈɛk tə sɪs(n.)

  1. incomplete expansion of the lungs at birth, as from lack of breathing force.

    Category: Pathology

  2. collapse of the lungs, as from bronchial obstruction.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of atelectasis:

1855–60; < Gk atel(ḗs) incomplete ( a- a-6+ -telēs, adj. der. of télos end, completion) +éktasis extension

at•e•lec•tat•icˌæt l ɛkˈtæt ɪk(adj.)


  1. atelectatic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to atelectasis


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