pericardiostomy

[ pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-ŏstə-mē ]

n.

Surgical construction of an opening into the pericardium.

Nearby words

  1. pericardiocentesis,
  2. pericardioperitoneal,
  3. pericardiophrenic,
  4. pericardiopleural,
  5. pericardiorrhaphy,
  6. pericardiotomy,
  7. pericarditis,
  8. pericarditis obliterans,
  9. pericardium,
  10. pericarp


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