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

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

Compare valvulotomy.

Origin of commissurotomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

commissurotomy in Medicine


[kŏm′ə-shu-rŏtə-mē, -su-]


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