[ko-stek-tuh-mee, kaw-]

noun, plural cos·tec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of part or all of a rib.

Nearby words

  1. costally,
  2. costanoan,
  3. costar,
  4. costard,
  5. costate,
  6. costello,
  7. costello, lou,
  8. costen's syndrome,
  9. coster,
  10. costermansville

Origin of costectomy

Also called thoracectomy. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for costectomy




Excision of a rib.

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