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costotomy

[ko-stot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural cos·tot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. incision of a rib.

Origin of costotomy

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British Dictionary definitions for costotomy

costotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into a rib
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costotomy in Medicine

costotomy

(kŏ-stŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical division of a rib.
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