thoracotomy

thoracotomy

[thawr-uh-kot-uh-mee, thohr-]
noun, plural thoracotomies. Surgery.
incision into the chest cavity.

Origin:
1855–60; thoraco- + -tomy

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thoracotomy (ˌθɔːrəˈkɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
surgical incision into the chest wall

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thoracotomy tho·ra·cot·o·my (thôr'ə-kŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Incision into the chest wall. Also called pleurotomy.

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