commissurotomy

[kom-uh-shuh-rot-uh-mee]

noun, plural com·mis·sur·ot·o·mies. Surgery.

the incision of a band of commissures, especially of mitral fibers, to correct mitral stenosis.

Nearby words

  1. commissural cell,
  2. commissural cheilitis,
  3. commissural fiber,
  4. commissure,
  5. commissure of cerebral hemispheres,
  6. commit,
  7. commit to memory,
  8. commitment,
  9. commitment ceremony,
  10. commitment fee

Compare valvulotomy.

Origin of commissurotomy


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Medicine definitions for commissurotomy

commissurotomy

[kŏm′ə-shu-rŏtə-mē, -su-]

n.

Surgical division of a commissure, fibrous band, or ring.
midline myelotomy

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