counteropening

[koun′tər-ōpə-nĭng]

n.

A second opening made at the lowest part of an abscess or other fluid-containing cavity to assist in drainage.contra-aperture counterpuncture

Nearby words

  1. countermigration,
  2. countermine,
  3. countermove,
  4. counteroffensive,
  5. counteroffer,
  6. counterpane,
  7. counterpart,
  8. counterparty,
  9. counterparty risk,
  10. counterperson


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