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commissurotomy

[kom-uh-shuh-rot-uh-mee] /ˌkɒm ə ʃəˈrɒt ə mi/
noun, plural commissurotomies. Surgery
1.
the incision of a band of commissures, especially of mitral fibers, to correct mitral stenosis.
Compare valvulotomy.
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commissurotomy in Medicine

commissurotomy com·mis·sur·ot·o·my (kŏm'ə-shu-rŏt'ə-mē, -su-)
n.

  1. Surgical division of a commissure, fibrous band, or ring.

  2. See midline myelotomy.

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