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costectomy

[ ko-stek-tuh-mee, kaw- ]
/ kɒˈstɛk tə mi, kɔ- /
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noun, plural cos·tec·to·mies.Surgery.
excision of part or all of a rib.
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Also called thoracectomy.

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Medical definitions for costectomy

costectomy
[ kŏ-stĕktə-mē ]

n.
Excision of a rib.
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