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thoracotomy

[ thawr-uh-kot-uh-mee, thohr- ]
/ ˌθɔr əˈkɒt ə mi, ˌθoʊr- /
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noun, plural tho·ra·cot·o·mies.Surgery.

incision into the chest cavity.

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Origin of thoracotomy

First recorded in 1855–60; thoraco- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for thoracotomy

thoracotomy
/ (ˌθɔːrəˈkɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical incision into the chest wall
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for thoracotomy

thoracotomy
[ thôr′ə-kŏtə-mē ]

n.

Incision into the chest wall.pleurotomy
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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