costotomy

Division of a rib. [costo- + G. tome, a cutting]

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cos·tot·o·my (kos-totґə-me) [costo- + -tomy] incision or division of a rib or costal cartilage.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • costotomy — /ko stot euh mee/, n., pl. costotomies. Surg. incision of a rib. [COSTO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • costotomy — n. incision of a rib …   English contemporary dictionary

  • costotomy — /ko stot euh mee/, n., pl. costotomies. Surg. incision of a rib. [COSTO + TOMY] …   Useful english dictionary

  • costotome — /kos teuh tohm /, n. Surg. an instrument, as shears or a knife, for incising or dividing a rib, as in costotomy. [COSTO + TOME] * * * …   Universalium

  • costotome — /kos teuh tohm /, n. Surg. an instrument, as shears or a knife, for incising or dividing a rib, as in costotomy. [COSTO + TOME] …   Useful english dictionary

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