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costectomy

[ko-stek-tuh-mee, kaw-] /kɒˈstɛk tə mi, kɔ-/
noun, plural costectomies. Surgery
1.
excision of part or all of a rib.
Also called thoracectomy.
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thoracectomy in Medicine

costectomy cos·tec·to·my (kŏ-stěk'tə-mē)
n.
Excision of a rib.

thoracectomy tho·ra·cec·to·my (thôr'ə-sěk'tə-mē)
n.
Surgical resection of a portion of a rib.

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