Definition of pneumocele in English:

pneumocele

noun

Medicine
  • An abnormal, localized collection of air or gas in a part of the body; especially an expansile air-filled lesion of a paranasal sinus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From pneumo- + -cele. Compare French pneumocèle, Italian pneumocele.

Pronunciation

pneumocele

/ˈnjuːmə(ʊ)siːl/