septostomy

[ sĕp-tŏstə-mē ]

n.

The surgical creation of an opening in a septum.

Nearby words

  1. septo-optic dysplasia,
  2. septomarginal,
  3. septonasal,
  4. septoplasty,
  5. septorhinoplasty,
  6. septotomy,
  7. septuagenarian,
  8. septuagenary,
  9. septuagesima,
  10. septuagint


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