costotome

[kos-tuh-tohm]

noun Surgery.

an instrument, as shears or a knife, for incising or dividing a rib, as in costotomy.

Nearby words

  1. costocoracoid,
  2. costogenic,
  3. costoscapular,
  4. costosternal,
  5. costosternoplasty,
  6. costotomy,
  7. costotransverse,
  8. costotransverse ligament,
  9. costotransversectomy,
  10. costovertebral

Origin of costotome


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