costotomy

[ ko-stot-uh-mee ]
/ kɒˈstɒt ə mi /

noun, plural cos·tot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision of a rib.

Origin of costotomy

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British Dictionary definitions for costotomy

costotomy

/ (kɒˈstɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical incision into a rib
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Medicine definitions for costotomy

costotomy

[ kŏ-stŏtə-mē ]

n.

Surgical division of a rib.
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