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[kuh-led-i-kos-tuh-mee, koh-luh-doh-kos-, kol-i-]
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noun, plural cho·led·o·chos·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. formation of a temporary opening through the abdominal wall into the common bile duct, usually to remove stones.
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Origin of choledochostomy

< New Latin choledoch(us) (< Greek cholēdóchos, equivalent to cholē- chole- + dóchos duct) + -o- + -stomy
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choledochostomy in Medicine


  1. The establishment of a fistula into the common bile duct.
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