cholecystotomy

[ koh-luh-si-stot-uh-mee, kol-uh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒt ə mi, ˌkɒl ə- /

noun, plural cho·le·cys·tot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision of the gallbladder.

Nearby words

  1. cholecystopathy,
  2. cholecystopexy,
  3. cholecystorrhaphy,
  4. cholecystosonography,
  5. cholecystostomy,
  6. choledochal,
  7. choledochal cyst,
  8. choledochectomy,
  9. choledochitis,
  10. choledocho-

Origin of cholecystotomy

First recorded in 1875–80; chole- + cysto- + -tomy

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Medicine definitions for cholecystotomy

cholecystotomy

[ kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏttə-mē ]

n.

Incision into the gallbladder.

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