thoracotomy

[ thawr-uh-kot-uh-mee, thohr- ]

noun,plural tho·ra·cot·o·mies.Surgery.
  1. incision into the chest cavity.

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Origin of thoracotomy

1
First recorded in 1855–60; thoraco- + -tomy

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British Dictionary definitions for thoracotomy

thoracotomy

/ (ˌθɔːrəˈkɒtəmɪ) /


nounplural -mies
  1. surgical incision into the chest wall

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