noun, plural costotomies. Surgery.
incision of a rib.

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costotomy (kɒˈstɒtəmɪ)
n , pl -mies
surgical incision into a rib

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costotomy cos·tot·o·my (kŏ-stŏt'ə-mē)
Surgical division of a rib.

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