venoperitoneostomy

[vē′nō-pĕr′ĭ-tn-ē-ŏstə-mē]

n.

Surgical insertion of the saphenous vein into the peritoneal cavity to drain ascitic fluid.

Nearby words

  1. venology,
  2. venom,
  3. venomotor,
  4. venomous,
  5. venomously,
  6. venosclerosis,
  7. venose,
  8. venosity,
  9. venostasis,
  10. venostomy


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