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[ kom-uh-shuh-rot-uh-mee ]
/ ˌkɒm ə ʃəˈrɒt ə mi /

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

commissural cell, commissural cheilitis, commissural fiber, commissure, commissure of cerebral hemispheres, commissurotomy, commit, commit to memory, commitment, commitment ceremony, commitment fee
Compare valvulotomy.

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

Medicine definitions for commissurotomy


[ kŏm′ə-shu-rŏtə-mē, -su- ]


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