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thoracostomy

[thawr-uh-kos-tuh-mee, thohr-] /ˌθɔr əˈkɒs tə mi, ˌθoʊr-/
noun, plural thoracostomies. Surgery.
1.
the construction of an artificial opening through the chest wall, usually for the drainage of fluid or the release of an abnormal accumulation of air.
2.
the opening so constructed.
Origin of thoracostomy
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thoracostomy in Medicine

thoracostomy tho·ra·cos·to·my (thôr'ə-kŏs'tə-mē)
n.
The surgical formation of an opening into the chest cavity.

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