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choledochostomy

[kuh-led-i-kos-tuh-mee, koh-luh-doh-kos-, kol-i-] /kəˌlɛd ɪˈkɒs tə mi, ˌkoʊ lə doʊˈkɒs-, ˌkɒl ɪ-/
noun, plural choledochostomies. Surgery
1.
formation of a temporary opening through the abdominal wall into the common bile duct, usually to remove stones.
Origin
< New Latin choledoch(us) (< Greek cholēdóchos, equivalent to cholē- chole- + dóchos duct) + -o- + -stomy
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choledochostomy in Medicine

choledochostomy cho·led·o·chos·to·my (kə-lěd'ə-kŏs'tə-mē)
n.
The establishment of a fistula into the common bile duct.

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