costectomy

[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.

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Medicine definitions for costectomy

costectomy

[kŏ-stĕktə-mē]

n.

Excision of a rib.

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