commissurotomy

[kom-uh-shuh-rot-uh-mee]
noun, plural com·mis·sur·ot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. the incision of a band of commissures, especially of mitral fibers, to correct mitral stenosis.
Compare valvulotomy.

Origin of commissurotomy

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commissurotomy in Medicine

commissurotomy

[kŏm′ə-shu-rŏtə-mē, -su-]
n.
  1. Surgical division of a commissure, fibrous band, or ring.
  2. midline myelotomy
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