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n. pl. at·e·lec·ta·ses (-sēz′)
1. The absence of gas from all or part of the lung, due to failure of expansion of the alveoli.
2. A congenital condition characterized by incomplete expansion of the lungs.

[New Latin : Greek atelēs, incomplete (a-, not; see a-1 + telos, end; see telo-) + Greek ektasis, stretching out (from ekteinein, to stretch out : ek-, out; see ecto- + teinein, to stretch; see epitasis).]


1. (Pathology) failure of the lungs to expand fully at birth
2. (Pathology) collapse of the lung or a part of the lung, usually caused by bronchial obstruction
[C19: New Latin, from Greek atelēs imperfect + ektasis extension]


(ˌæt lˈɛk tə sɪs)

1. incomplete expansion of the lungs at birth, as from lack of breathing force.
2. collapse of the lungs, as from bronchial obstruction.
[1855–60; < Greek atel(ḗs) incomplete (a- a-6 + -telēs, adj. derivative of télos end, completion) + éktasis extension]
at•e•lec•tat•ic (ˌæt l ɛkˈtæt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atelectasis - collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants)atelectasis - collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


n. atelectasis, colapso parcial o total de un pulmón.
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