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

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

excision of part or all of a rib.

Origin of costectomy

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

costectomy in Medicine




Excision of a rib.
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