Help me define-can't find anywhere!

  1. I'm trying to find out what bibasilar atelectasis is. I can't figure out the bibasilar though...know the latter. Can you help?
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  3. by   Jolie
    Break the word up into its prefix, root word, and suffix.

    What does bi- mean? What does basal mean (in relation to the lung)? What does -ar mean?

    Now you've got it!
  4. by   wannabesedated
    bibasilar= pertaining to both lungs

    atelectasis= collapsed or airless condition of the lung

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