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choledochostomy

[ kuh-led-i-kos-tuh-mee, koh-luh-doh-kos-, kol-i- ]
/ kəˌlɛd ɪˈkɒs tə mi, ˌkoʊ lə doʊˈkɒs-, ˌkɒl ɪ- /
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noun, plural cho·led·o·chos·to·mies.Surgery.

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- + dóchosduct) + -o- + -stomy
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Medical definitions for choledochostomy

choledochostomy
[ kə-lĕd′ə-kŏstə-mē ]

n.

The establishment of a fistula into the common bile duct.
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